The 20 Most Socially Responsible Companies In California

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Good company social performance could contribute to stronger, happier communities. At CSRHub, we have enough sustainability data to rate the corporate social responsibility behaviour of 202 companies headquartered in California — and partial data on another 362 companies who are located there.

Our data shows that California companies exhibit a wide range of behaviour — with some standing at the top of the list for U.S. companies while others are at the bottom. California companies have the same average CSRHub rating as US companies as a whole: 49.1 on a 0 (worst) to 100 (best) scale.

High on the leader board for California is one of the country’s leading golf equipment manufacturers, a huge semiconductor firm, and one of our biggest food manufacturers.

#20 Callaway Golf Company

CSRHub Rating: 59

Location: Carlsbad, Calif.

Strongest Area: Community Dev & Philanthropy

Weakest Area: Human Rights & Supply Chain

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#19 Calavo Growers, Inc.

CSRHub Rating: 59

Location: Santa Paula, Calif.

Strongest Area: Human Rights & Supply Chain

Weakest Area: Resource Management

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#18 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

CSRHub Rating: 59

Location: Sunnyvale, Calif.

Strongest Area: Training, Health & Safety

Weakest Area: Energy & Climate Change

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#17 Live Nation, Inc.

CSRHub Rating: 60

Location: Hollywood, Calif.

Strongest Area: Energy & Climate Change

Weakest Area: Board

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#16 Hilton Hotels Corporation

CSRHub Rating: 60

Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.

Strongest Area: Energy & Climate Change

Weakest Area: Resource Management

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#15 Guidance Software, Inc

CSRHub Rating: 60

Location: Pasadena, Calif.

Strongest Area: Resource Management

Weakest Area: Training, Health & Safety

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#14 BioMed Realty Trust

CSRHub Rating: 60

Location: San Diego, Calif.

Strongest Area: Transparency & Reporting

Weakest Area: Training, Health & Safety

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#13 Symantec Corporation

CSRHub Rating: 61

Location: Mountain View, Calif.

Strongest Area: Board

Weakest Area: Transparency & Reporting

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#12 Masimo Corporation

CSRHub Rating: 61

Location: Irvine, Calif.

Strongest Area: Transparency & Reporting

Weakest Area: Board

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#11 eOn Communications Corporation

CSRHub Rating: 61

Location: San Jose, Calif.

Strongest Area: Diversity & labour Rights

Weakest Area: Product

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#10 Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CSRHub Rating: 62

Location: Union City, Calif.

Strongest Area: Transparency & Reporting

Weakest Area: Resource Management

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#9 Gap Inc.

CSRHub Rating: 62

Location: San Francisco, Calif.

Strongest Area: Board

Weakest Area: Energy & Climate Change

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#8 DemandTec Inc

CSRHub Rating: 62

Location: San Carlos, Calif.

Strongest Area: Resource Management

Weakest Area: Training, Health & Safety

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#7 Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

CSRHub Rating: 63

Location: Palo Alto, Calif.

Strongest Area: Board

Weakest Area: Community Dev & Philanthropy

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#6 Cisco Systems, Inc.

CSRHub Rating: 63

Location: San Jose, Calif.

Strongest Area: Compensation & Benefits

Weakest Area: Human Rights & Supply Chain

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#5 Intel Corporation

CSRHub Rating: 64

Location: Santa Clara, Calif.

Strongest Area: Compensation & Benefits

Weakest Area: Human Rights & Supply Chain

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#4 The Gymboree Corporation

CSRHub Rating: 65

Location: San Francisco, Calif.

Strongest Area: Transparency & Reporting

Weakest Area: Human Rights & Supply Chain

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#3 Berry Petroleum Company

CSRHub Rating: 65

Location: Bakersfield, Calif.

Strongest Area: Transparency & Reporting

Weakest Area: Diversity & labour Rights

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#2 Natus Medical Incorporated

CSRHub Rating: 67

Location: San Carlos, Calif.

Strongest Area: Transparency & Reporting

Weakest Area: Diversity & labour Rights

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

#1 Dole Food Co., Inc

CSRHub Rating: 67

Location: Westlake Village, Calif.

Strongest Area: Transparency & Reporting

Weakest Area: Human Rights & Supply Chain

CSRHub aggregates and normalizes 20 million data elements from 200 expert sources to provide sustainability metrics on 7,000 companies. We score on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), but our top overall score is 71 and only 5% of the companies score above 60.

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