Top 120 Australian and New Zealand companies—corporate social responsibility index

Top 120 Australian and New Zealand companies—corporate social responsibility index (RepuTex[R], Melbourne VIC, 2005)

The biggest 100 Australian companies and 20 New Zealand companies from Business Review Weekly’s top 1000 companies have been ranked below in order of their corporate social responsibility index from AAA (outstanding) down to C+ (very low) by RepuTex[R] (7 December 2005; reproduced with permission–Philip Cohn How is the term ‘Social Responsibility’ used here? Some surprising ratings are included in the list. Who has performed better/worse than expected? Which companies are exposed to the highest level of stakeholder scrutiny? What impact did this have on their ranking?


Westpac Banking Corporation Banks


ANZ Banking Group Ltd Banks

Australian Postal Corporation Transportation

BHP Billiton Ltd Materials

Energex Ltd Utilities

Ergon Energy Corporation Ltd Utilities

Hewlett Packard Technology & Hardware

IBM Australia Ltd Technology & Hardware

Insurance Australia Group Ltd Insurance

National Australia Bank Ltd Banks

Queensland Rail Transportation

Visy Industries Ltd Materials


BP Australia Ltd Energy

Nestle Australia Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Origin Energy Ltd Energy

Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Ltd Telecommunication Services (NZ)

The Warehouse Group Retailing (NZ)

ToyotaMotor Ltd Automobile & Components


ACC NZ Insurance (NZ)

Alcoa of Australia Ltd Materials

Amcor Limited Materials

Australian Gas Light Company Utilities

Brambles Industries Ltd Commercial Services & Supplies

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Coles Myer Ltd Food & Staples Retailing

Ford Motor Ltd Automobile & Components

Lion Nathan Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Medibank Private Ltd Insurance

Newmont Australia Ltd Materials

Rio Tinto Ltd Materials

Sydney Water Utilities

Vodafone Australia Telecommunications


AMP Ltd Insurance

Australia Meat Holdings Pty Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Bluescope Steel Limited Materials

Boral Limited Materials

Cadbury Schweppes Australia Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Coal & Allied Industries Ltd Materials

CSL Ltd Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

CSR Ltd Materials

Daimler Chrysler Pty Ltd Automobile & Components

Energy Australia Ltd Utilities

Foster’s Group Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Holden Ltd Automobile & Components

ING Pty Ltd Diversified Financials

Leighton Holdings Ltd Capital Goods

Lend Lease Corporation Ltd Real Estate

New Zealand Post Ltd Transportation (NZ)

Onesteel Ltd Materials

Promina Group Ltd Insurance

Qantas Airways Ltd Transportation

Santos Ltd Energy

Shell Australia Ltd Energy

Smorgon Steel Group Ltd Materials

Tabcorp Holdings Ltd Consumer Services

Telstra Corporation Ltd Telecommunications

TRU Energy Utilities

Wesfarmers Capital Goods

Woodside Petroleum Ltd Energy

Woolworths Ltd Food & Staples Retailing

Xstrata Queensland Ltd Materials


Fletcher Building Ltd Materials (NZ)

Genesis Power Ltd Utilities (NZ)

Meridian Energy Ltd Utilities (NZ)

SingTel Optus Pty Ltd Telecommunications

Western Power Corporation Utilities


Air New Zealand Ltd Transportation (NZ)

AWB Ltd Food & Staples Retailing

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd Banks

Exxon-Mobil Pty Ltd Energy

Mitsui & Co Ltd Capital Goods

Multiplex Group Real Estate

Nufarm Ltd Materials

Orica Ltd Materials

St George Bank Ltd Banks

Zurich Financial Services Ltd Insurance


AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd Insurance

Caltex Australia Ltd Energy

Fisher and Paykel Appliances

Holdings Ltd Consumer Durables & Apparel (NZ)

GE Capital Finance Diversified Financials

John Fairfax Holdings Ltd Media

Macquarie Bank Ltd Diversified Financials

Mazda Australia Pty Ltd Automobile & Components

Mighty River Ltd Utilities (NZ)

Nissan Motor Co Pty Ltd Automobile & Components

Paperlinx Ltd Materials

Rail Corporation of NSW Transportation

Rinker Group Ltd Materials

Sigma Company Ltd Health Care, Equipment & Services

Sims Group Ltd Materials

SkyCity Entertainment Group Ltd Consumer Services (NZ)

Suncorp Metway Ltd Diversified Financials

Tenon Ltd Materials (NZ)

Vector Ltd Capital Goods (NZ)


Allianz Australia Ltd Insurance

Bank of Western Australia Banks

Contact Energy Ltd Utilities

Crane Group Ltd Capital Goods

David Jones Ltd Retailing

Downer EDI Ltd Commercial Services & Supplies

Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco (NZ)

George Westorn Foods Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Mitsubishi Motors Ltd Automobile & Components

QBE Insurance Group Ltd Insurance

Tattersall’s Ltd Consumer Services

Toll Holdings Transportation

Trust Power Ltd Utilities

Village Roadshow Media


Alliance Group Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco (NZ)

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Health Care, Equipment & Services

Burns Philp & Co. Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Futuris Corporation Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Metcash Trading Ltd Food & Staples Retailing News Corporation Ltd Media

Nuplex Industries Ltd Materials (NZ)

Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd Media

Spotless Group Ltd Commercial Services & Supplies

Tower Ltd Insurance (NZ)


AFFCO Holdings Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco (NZ)

Hagemeyer Asia Pacific Electronics Pty Ltd Capital Goods

Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd Retailing

Mainfreight Ltd Transportation (NZ)

Masterfoods Australia / New Zealand (Mars Incorporated) Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Queensland Sugar Ltd Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Wrightson Ltd Capital Goods (NZ)

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