Energy firm EDF were top in the electricity sector among companies given Platinum Plus ranking in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2011 corporate responsibility index.
A spokesperson for Business in the Community told ELN: “It was a group of exemplary companies, but EDF were the best performing in electricity sector.”
The business-led charity BITC ranks companies that show they have built corporate responsibility and sustainability into their business strategy.
Vincent de Rivaz, Chief Executive of EDF Energy said: “Sustainability is truly at the heart of EDF Energy as we aim to decarbonise Britain’s energy infrastructure.”
National Grid joined EDF in representing the energy sector in the highest band while three supermarkets also topped BITC’s chart, with Sainsbury’s, M&S and The co-operative all achieving Premium Plus status.