On an annual basis, publications, advocacy groups, governments and nongovernmental organizations around the world rate and recognize IBM for our corporate responsibility efforts. We are proud to share highlights of our recognition at a local, regional, national and international level.

  • Barron’s — World’s Most Respected Companies
  • Boston Consulting Group — The 50 Most Innovative Companies
  • Fortune — Most Admired Companies
  • Fortune — Change the World list
  • Fortune — The Most Powerful Women, Ginni Rometty
  • Forbes — World’s Most Valuable Brands
  • Interbrand — Best Global Brands

Corporate responsibility

  • CONCAMIN — Ethics and Values Award for 13th consecutive year
  • Corporate Knights — 2016 Top Foreign Corporate Citizens (Canada)
  • CR Magazine — 100 Best Corporate Citizens
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America
  • The Economic Observer — Most Respected Company Award to IBM China (13th consecutive year)
  • EcoVadis — Gold-level CSR rating
  • Points of Light — The Civic 50, most community-minded companies in the U.S.


  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society — Top 50 Workplaces for Native American STEM Professionals
  • Asia Society — 2016 Overall Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations — IBM Malaysia, Top Employer for Work/Life Practices
  • Association of Talent Development — 2016 Best of the Best Award
  • Black Enterprise — 50 Best Companies for Diversity
  • Brandon Hall Group — Two Gold Awards, Best Leadership Development Program and Best Launch of a Corporate Learning University
  • DiversityInc. — Top 50 Companies for Global Diversity, 2016
  • Excellence in Diversity — Top 50 Inclusive U.K. Employers
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation — Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality
  • LATINA Style Magazine — 50 Best Companies for Latinas
  • LEAD2017 — Best Global/International Leadership Program
  • Military Friendly — 2017 Gold Medal-level Employer Award
  • National Association of Female Executives — Top 50 Companies for Female Executives
  • Ragan Communications — Best Employee Advocacy and Best Employee Education Program Awards
  • Stonewall Global Equity Index — Top Global Employer and Star Performer LGBT-friendly workplace
  • The Times — Top 50 Employers for Women in the U.K. in 2016
  • Working Mother — Best Companies for Multicultural Women
  • Working Mother — 100 Best Companies
  • Working Mother India — Top 10 Employers
  • Workplace Pride Foundation — World’s Most LGBT-Inclusive Company


  • American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Guadalajara Chapter — 2016 Sustainable Company Award
  • City of Austin, Texas — Austin Green Business Leaders Program, Platinum level for IBM’s Austin facility
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment — Gold Leader in the Environmental Leadership Program, for IBM’s Boulder facility
  • Distribution Business Management Association (U.S.) — 2017 Circle of Excellence Award
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals (U.S.) — 2016 AmeriStar Award in the Electronics category
  • Institute of Directors, India — 2016 Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability
  • Philippines’ Department of Energy — Outstanding Award in the 2016 Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards (third consecutive year)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry — Five-time Climate Leadership Award winner, 2017 winner in the Organizational Leadership category

Supply chain

  • Affinity Inc. Magazine — Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment
  • Asian Enterprise — One of the top corporations for Asian-American owned businesses
  • DiversityInc. — Top 50 Companies for Supplier Diversity
  • DiversityBusiness.com — Top 50 Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities
  • Global Equality & Diversity — The Chancellor’s Award for Global Supplier Diversity
  • Institute of Economic Development — Corporate Supplier Diversity Award
  • Minority Business News — Most Admired Corporations for Supplier Diversity, USA Champion of Supplier Diversity, Top Corporate Buyer for Supplier Diversity and Best-in-Class for Minority Business Development and Inclusion
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council — Corporation of the Year and Leader of the Year
  • National Veteran-Owned Businesses Association — Top Military-Friendly Supplier Diversity Program
  • U.K. Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion — Inclusive Procurement Award
  • WEConnect International — CEO Special Award, Corporate Leader of the Year for Diversity (China)
  • Women’s Enterprise USA — Top 100 Corporations of the Year for Supplier Diversity, Top 100 for Inclusion of Women Business Enterprises and Top 100 Leaders for Supplier Diversity

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