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:
Learn more about Cognizant’s sustainability initiatives.