Both at home and abroad, Americans care how companies support communities. More than 80 percent want to see companies maintain strong relationships with local communities, and 76 percent agree they should not do business with partners or suppliers with abusive conditions.

    How we calculate Communities rankings

    A company's communities score is determined by factors both local and global – from international supply chain management to the use of local products and resources. These issues make up 11% of a company's overall score in the rankings.
    • Does Not Do Business with Companies with Abusive Conditions

      Does not work with companies that use child labor, forced labor, or abuse workers.

    • Does Not Do Business with Governments that Oppress Their People

      Does not work with or operate in countries where people are repressed or denied freedom.

    • Maintains Strong Relationships with Communities

      Communicates effectively with its local communities and listens to community input.

    • Does Not Cause or Contribute to International Conflicts

      Does not cause conflict when working with or obtaining materials from other countries.

    • Uses Local Products and Resources

      Makes use of local suppliers and raw materials when available.

    • Contributes to Charitable Causes

      Contributes profits to charities and other organizations that benefit society.

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