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Socially Responsible Coffee Company Wins Top 'Corporate Citizen' Ranking; High-tech firms dominate top of roster

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters...-- a firm that sends its employees on trips to monitor conditions where their coffee is grown -- was voted No. 1 this year on the list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens complied by Business Ethics Magazine. According to the magazine, Green Mountain has become increasingly active in the countries where coffee is grown and has supported the so-called fair trade movement, which pays coffee growers stable, fair prices... The rest of the top 10 is dominated by tech firms: Hewlett-Packard, is No. 2, followed in order by Advanced Micro Devices, Motorola, Agilent Technologies, Salesforce.com, Cisco Systems, Dell, and Texas Instruments. The magazine says its list is compiled by measuring how well firms provide good jobs for employees, a clean environment, responsible relations with the community, and reliable products for consumers.