Cognizant Ranked #16 on 100 Most Sustainable Companies list

Cognizant Ranked #16 on 100 Most Sustainable Companies list

Barron's, a leading financial publication, recently announced its first-ever analysis of the environmental, social and governance practices of large U.S. publicly traded companies. Cognizant has now been added as number 16 to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies list.

To create the rankings, Barron worked with sustainable-investing firm Calvert Research and Management who analyzed the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies based in the U.S. on more than 300 performance indicators from a variety of independent sources. The companies were rated in five categories covering shareholders, employees, customers, planet, and community.

How come Cognizant qualified for the list? According to Francisco D'Souza, Cognizant's Chief Executive Officer, it’s a result of the enterprise-wide belief that, in addition to positive financial performance, hallmarks of a well-managed company include strong governance, a high standard of ethics, and development of our communities and associates.


An integral part of business

Sustainability is an integral part of Cognizant’s business with a focus on initiatives to improve education in communities; reduce the impact of its operations; provide a safe workplace and professional development opportunities for its employees; maintain high standards of business conduct; and to deliver superior service and tangible business advantages to clients.

Examples of sustainability initiatives include:

  • More than Cognizant 100,000 employees clock in two million hours of volunteering to make a difference in the areas of education, community welfare, and environment.


  • Corporate social responsibility initiatives like the new non-profit foundation to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and digital education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students.


  • Environmental initiatives like the Go Green program, including the use of renewable energy, improved facilities design, and re-engineered business processes, and Green Brigade programs designed to raise environmental awareness, plant trees, clean up public spaces, reduce waste, among other efforts.


Learn more about Cognizant’s sustainability initiatives.