I see some publications still featuring, ‘Top 100 Companies’, or ‘100 Most Successful Companies’. I may be alone but this annoys me. The reason it annoys me is it is entirely based on gross earnings. In today’s world we are educated enough to know that ‘earnings’ have little bearing on whether a company is a ‘top company’.
More importantly, what is the social footprint of the company? How many full-time equivalent employees do they have in British Columbia? What is their payroll in BC? What is their social impact within the communities, regions and province? What is the environmental impact of the organization? What taxes do they pay to the province?
In other words, how do they support the social infrastructure? How are they improving the communities in which they operate? To me, these are the measures of a ‘top company’. These are the values to which communities, more and more, are holding companies accountable.
It would be nice to see a publication take this on but is there a fear it would topple the ‘top’?
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