CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., October 6, 2011 — In a recent survey of U.S. consumers conducted by the Reputation Institute and the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, FedEx Corporation placed 7th on the Corporate Social Responsibility Index (CSRI) 50 – a list of the most socially responsible companies in the U.S.
The CSR Index is based on public perception about the corporate citizenship, governance and workplace practices of more than 200 companies. Index data is from the Reputation Institute’s 2011 Global Pulse Study and analyzed in coordination with the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.
The CSR Index ranking is determined by how the public perceives a company in three dimensions:
Citizenship: Does the company contribute positively to its surrounding community in a socially and environmentally responsible fashion?
Governance: Is the company business run in a fair and transparent fashion? Do stakeholders associate the company with high ethical business standards?
Workplace: Are employees treated fairly and paid a decent wage? Does the company invest in developing employee skill sets and career opportunities?
FedEx was also recently named by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center as a finalist in the 2011 Corporate Citizenship Awards competition, in the category of Best Business Neighbor.
For more on FedEx efforts to deliver a better world, go to http://about.van.fedex.com/citizenship_report.
About the CSRI and Global Pulse 2011 Study
The CSRI was created using data collected for Reputation Institute’s Global Pulse 2011, which was conducted online in January 2011 of 7,790 online consumers in the United States. A Pulse score is a measure of corporate reputation calculated by averaging perceptions of four indicators of trust, esteem, admiration and good feeling obtained from a representative sample of at least 100 respondents who were familiar with the company. Scores range from a low of 0 to a high of 100, Pulse scores that differ by more than +/-0.5 are significantly different at the 95 percent confidence level.