Pitney Bowes Named to CRO Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" List for Ninth Year
STAMFORD, Conn., March 18, 2009 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced that it has been named to the Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) magazine’s tenth annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” List, earning a spot on the prestigious roster for the ninth time. Pitney Bowes ranks 84 among the largest publicly-traded companies on this year’s list. The full 100 Best List is available here.
CRO’s 100 Best List is based on publicly-available information, ranking Russell 1000 companies on their performance in seven key areas: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Philanthropy, Employee Relations, Financial, and Governance.
Pitney Bowes scored highest in the human rights and philanthropy categories. It scored well in the environment and climate change categories as well, underscoring its efforts to drive environmentally responsible mailing practices for the overall mailing industry and within its own operations. In 2008, Pitney Bowes reported its 2007 carbon footprint data in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP6), scoring 84 points for providing comprehensive and quality responses.
In addition, the company is well known for its workplace volunteerism, charitable giving, and diversity initiatives. In 2009, Chairman and CEO Murray D. Martin received the ‘Heart of Gold’ award from The Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County for his leadership in fostering workplace volunteerism. Pitney Bowes was also recently named a “Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work” by Diversity MBA magazine in 2009.
“This is a prestigious recognition and testament to the socially responsible leadership that is the hallmark of Pitney Bowes in the communities we serve,” said Juanita James, chief marketing & communications officer, Pitney Bowes Inc. “As a leader in Corporate Citizenship, Pitney Bowes continuously strives to create more value for shareholders and be a place where employees are proud to work. We are honored to once again be selected for this year’s CRO 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.”
About Pitney Bowes:
Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 35,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.3 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.