Responsible 100 is a unique initiative made up of businesses, civil society organisations and people. We believe that companies which are the most responsible should be the most successful. Responsible 100 is part tool – we enable businesses to understand the social and environmental challenges they face, analyse their performance and benchmark against peers identify better and best practices, and determine how well their values manifest in what they do across their organisation. And we are part social movement – we empower people to identify and reward companies seeking to make the world a better place.

Responsible 100 and the Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible 100 is, in a nutshell, a business tool and a growing social movement. We believe that, to live sustainably on a fragile, resource-constrained planet, responsibility must drive profitability and irresponsibility must diminish it. Our aim is to make this happen.

We support businesses prepared to demonstrate high degrees of openness and honesty on a wide range of social, environmental and ethical issues. Those which don't stop at claiming to be responsible, but prove it too. Working with businesses - and NGOs, campaign groups and assorted non-business experts - we develop questions which prompt businesses to explain and justify what they do in response to the various responsibility challenges they face.

Issues examined include tax, community impact, living wage, executive pay, modern day slavery, workplace diversity, animal testing, customer complaints and redress, and many more besides, including delivering the SDGs. For each question, we also create a scorecard which seeks to capture the consensus view as to POOR, OKAY, GOOD and EXCELLENT standards of policy and practice.

Our new SDGs question is simply: Is your business committed to delivering one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals? The cited question collaborators are WWF and UKSSD.  

The all-important answering requirements (basically the minimum disclosure requirements) for the question are here and the accompanying scorecard is here

To find our more contact Michael Solomon