Agilent has been ranked 53 on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in 2015, up from No. 61 in 2014. The ranking, conducted by research firm Corporate Knights, is announced each year in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum. It is regarded as the most transparent, quantitatively driven corporate sustainability assessment in the world.
Companies are scored against their global industry peers, using a list of 12 key performance indicators. The selection criteria include performance in energy, water, carbon and waste, safety, innovation and leadership diversity.
Agilent was the only company in the Life Sciences Tools and Services sector to appear on the Global 100 list.
In another prestigious sustainability win, Agilent has made the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook, being named the top-performing company in its industry (Life Sciences Tools and Services) and winning Gold Class distinction.
In its assessment, RobecoSAM, an international investment company, focuses on financially material factors that affect a company’s core business value drivers. Factors such as the ability to innovate, attract and retain talent, and increase resource efficiency matter to an investor because they affect a company’s competitive position and long-term financial performance.
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