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[PDF] Background media information [regarding "The Accountability Rating"]

Author: AccountAbility & csrnetwork, Published on: 1 June 2004

The world’s largest companies have a long way to go in demonstrating accountability to their stakeholders...The top 10 companies...were: BP, Suez, Royal Dutch/Shell Group (Shell), Unilever, Carrefour, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) Toyota Motor, Hewlett-Packard, Vodafone and Peugeot [part of PSA Peugeot-Citroën]. [The lowest-scoring companies included] SBC Communications, Sinopec, E.ON, McKesson, China National Petroleum, State Farm Insurance Cos, Target, Sears Roebuck, WalMart Stores, Boeing, AmerisourceBergen, Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance, Cardinal Health, Kroger, Nippon Life Insurance, Sumitomo Life Insurance, Tyco International, Freddie Mac, Costco Wholesale, Berkshire Hathaway, American Intl. Group [AIG] and Assicurazioni Generali. [report also refers to EDF, Nestlé]

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Related companies: AIG AmerisourceBergen Assicurazioni Generali Berkshire Hathaway Boeing BP Cardinal Carrefour China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Costco Dai-Ichi Mutual Life Insurance E.ON EDF Freddie Mac HP (Hewlett-Packard) Kroger McKesson Nestlé Nippon Life Insurance PSA Peugeot-Citroën SBC Communications (now AT&T) Sears Shell Sinopec State Farm Insurance Suez Sumitomo Life Insurance (part of Sumitomo Group) Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) Toyota Tyco Unilever Vodafone Walmart