Company ranks seventh on Business Ethics magazine's list of most socially responsible organizations
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — May 10, 2006 — Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that it has been named by Business Ethics magazine among the top ten "100 Best Corporate Citizens." The list, which ranks companies in eight stakeholder categories: shareholders, community, governance, diversity, employees, environment, human rights and product, includes salesforce.com as the seventh most socially responsible organization in the United States. Ranking among other Top Ten leaders, including Hewlett-Packard, Advanced Micro Devices, Motorola, Agilent, Cisco, Dell and Texas Instruments, salesforce.com was the highest ranking software company included in the annual survey. Rounding out the Top Ten were Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Timberland.
Business Ethics is the only U.S.-based business magazine focusing on ethics and corporate social responsibility. Its annual survey, in its seventh year, evaluates performance of major U.S. companies over a three-year period to determine rankings.
"We work hard every day to do our very best for our customers, investors and employees, and to continually support our community through the Salesforce Foundation. This philosophy has been the keystone of our success," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO. "It's an honor to be listed among the 'Best Corporate Citizens' in the nation, and being among the top ten is a testament to the commitment and drive of every member of the growing salesforce.com team."
Salesforce.com is the world's most widely used on-demand CRM product and a leader in on-demand applications. In the last few months, salesforce.com has been honored with numerous accolades, including: Business 2.0 Next Net 25; InfoWorld CRM Technology of the Year for the third consecutive year; CRM Magazine's 2005 Market Leader Award for Enterprise, Midmarket and Small Business Suite CRM; and SIIA's 2005 Codie Awards for Best Customer Relationship Management Solution and Best Application Management Solution.
More details regarding the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list are available on the Business Ethics web site at http://www.business-ethics.com/whats_new/100best.html.
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