Sustainability Disclosure and Rankings Almanac

The ever growing number of environmental, social, and governance rankings, disclosure frameworks, and analysis services can be difficult to track. It can be even more difficult to prioritize those of highest value to your business and objectives. Our Disclosure Almanac is here to help by maintaining regularly updated summaries of many of the leading frameworks and rankings and their associated deadlines.

For help prioritizing and managing your company’s disclosures and improving your visibility to key stakeholders and influencers, just drop a note to KT, Framework’s Director of Analytics.

   

NameDescriptionDeadlineRelease dateMore resources

800CDP climate change program Promotes comprehensive carbon accounting and disclosure. Questionnaire released February 2017.
Application required
6/29/2017 1475280000October
1000CDP supply chain program An extension of CDP climate, companies can request information from suppliers. Questionnaire released April 2017.
Application required
7/21/2017 1477958400November
1100CDP water program Promotes water security through corporate action. Questionnaire released February 2017.
Application required
6/29/2017 1475280000October
900CDP forests program Accounts for risks associated with deforestation. Questionnaire released February 2017.
Application required
6/29/2017 1477958400November
2800GRI The Global Reporting Initiative helps organizations understand and communicate business impacts across a range of sustainability issues.
Framework
*None 1*Continually
1600DJSI Dow Jones Sustainability Index ranks top companies across industries and regions. Questionnaire released March 30, 2017.
Invitation only
05/30/17 1472688000September
2500Global 100 Corporate Knights scores global industry peers on twelve quantitative key performance indicators like energy, water use, employee compensation, and corporate tax strategy.
No application
*None 1451606400January
3600Working Mother 100 Best Companies Working Mother ranks companies based on how well they support working-parent employees.
Application required
3/10/2017 1472688000September
1400CR 100 Best Corporate Citizens Corporate Responsibility Magazine analyzes companies in the Russell 1000 across 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures.
No application  Russell 1000
*None 1459468800April
3100National Organization on Disability Leading Disability Employer National Organization on Disability premiered this award in 2016 to recognize organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring. Questionnaire available Fall 2016.
Application required
3/1/2017 1464739200June
3200Newsweek Green Rankings Newsweek ranks the 500 largest companies by market capitalization, both in the U.S. and globally, on eight indicators like energy productivity and environmental metrics.
No application  US 500  Global 500
*None 1464739200June
3800World’s Most Ethical Companies Ethisphere analyzes self-reported surveys for companies that excel in promoting ethical business standards and practices.
Application required
12/1/2016 1456790400March
1200Civic 50 Points of Light highlights the 50 most community-minded companies in America based on an annual survey regarding investment, impact, community integration, and corporate systems. Survey released November 15, 2016.
Application required
3/1/2017 1464739200June
2000Forbes Most Innovative Companies Forbes ranks companies’ innovation premiums based on an algorithm that determines the difference between market capitalization and the present value of existing business.
No application
*None 1470009600August
200Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality Human Rights Campaign Foundation ranks workplaces based on its Corporate Equality Index annual survey. Surveys are typically mailed in March.
Application required  Fortune 1000  AmLaw 200
8/3/2016 1477958400November
1500DiversityInc Top 50 DiversityInc ranks companies based on surveys that assess performance related to diversity management including talent pipeline, equitable development, leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.
Application required
3/2/2017 1462060800May 2
2100Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For Great Place to Work conducts both an employee survey and culture audit to rank workplaces.
Application required
7/29/2016 1456790400March 9
1900Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies MSCI ESG Research screens publicly-traded non-financial companies to identify those that exhibit transparent accounting practices and solid corporate governance.
No application
*None 1459468800April
150The Best-Performing CEOs Harvard Business Review ranks CEO perfomance based on financial and non-financial indicators.
No application  S&P Global 1200
*None 1475280000October
2200Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials Great Place to Work conducts a survey based on items such as fairness of promotions, level of support in employees’ personal lives, and inclusiveness.
Application required
3/29/2017 1464739201June 27
1800Employees’ Choice Awards Best Place to Work Glassdoor ranks companies based upon reviews submitted to its platform from current and former employees.
No application
11/1/2016 1480550400December
3000MIT’s 50 Smartest Companies MIT Technology Review editors pick 50 companies that they believe best combine innovative technology with an effective business model.
No application
*None 1464739200June
2400Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies Korn Ferry Hay Group surveys executives, directors, and analysts within and across industries to determine what companies are admired most.
Invitation only  Fortune 1000  Global 500
*None 1454284800February
2300Fortune’s Change the World List Fortune recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy, with nominations evaluated by writers and editors based on social impact, business results, and innovation.
Nomination required
7/13/2016 1470009600August
3700World’s Most Attractive Employers Universum ranks employers based an annual surveys of business and engineering students asked about their ideal employer.
Nomination required
*None 1459468800April
2700GRESB Assesses ESG performance of real assets like global real esate and infrastructure.
Nomination required
7/1/2016 1475280000October
1300Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Provides a yearly snapshot of human rights performance of the largest companies. The 2016 benchmark includes the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries. In 2017, heavy manufacturing and engineering, ICT and electornics, and light manufacturing industries will be added. In 2018, finance, pharmaceutical and service industries will be added.
Global 500
1456792000March 13
2900Integrated Reporting A framework that allows organizations to better understand factors that can affect the ability to create value over time.
Framework
*None 1*Continually
3500UN Global Compact Communication on Progress Requires a yearly progress report on how a company aligns its strategies and operations with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Report
*Annually 1*Continually
1700EcoVadis Provides supplier sustainability ratings based on environmental, social, ethical, and supply chain-related performance.
Service
*None 2*As requested
10050 Out Front for Diversity Diversity MBA Magazine ranks companies based on representation, board diversity, recruitment, inclusion, retention, succession planning and accountability.
Registration required
TBD 1464739200June
2600Good Governance Report The Institute of Directors ranks corporate governance performance for FTSE 100 companies based on public factors and a survey of stakeholders.
FTSE 100
*None 1472688000September
300Best Workplaces for Diversity Published with Fortune, Great Place to Work-Certified companies are ranked on how postively women, minorities and LBGTQ employees experience their workplace. 8/30/2017 1480551000December 5
500Best Workplaces for Latinos Published with Fortune, Great Place to Work-Certified companies are ranked on how postively Latino employees report experiencing their workplace. 8/30/2017 1480551000December 5
700Best Workplaces for Working Parents Published with Fortune, Great Place to Work-certified companies are recognized for their commitment to flexible working arrangements and employer support for employees’ personal lives. 8/16/2017 1480541000November 14
600Best Workplaces for Women The 100 Best Workplaces for Women are selected from the universe of Great Place to Work-Certified companies who emphasize gender parity within their organization. 6/14/2017 1472689000September 12
3300People Magazine Companies That Care PEOPLE magazine highlights U.S. companies that demonstrate respect, compassion and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment. 12/7/2016 1459469800April 10
400Best Workplaces for Giving Back This list recognizes companies where employees are proud of their community involvement and share these experieces widely within the organization. 11/11/2016 1454976000February 9