Salesforce.com Named One of the Nation’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for the Second Year in a Row
Selected from a pool of more than 1,100 U.S.
companies, salesforce.com and Salesforce.com Foundation rank number 11 in social
SAN FRANCISCO - February 15, 2007 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in
on-demand business services, today announced that for the second year in a row it has been named
among the nation's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by The CRO, a premier membership organization for
Corporate Responsibility Officers. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list ranks companies in
eight categories: shareholders, community, governance, diversity, employees, environment, human
rights and product, to identify organizations that excel at serving a variety of stakeholders
well. The list is drawn from more than 1,100 of the largest U.S. publicly traded
companies. Among those, salesforce.com and its Salesforce Foundation rank number 11 on this
"During 2006, salesforce.com employees and the Salesforce.com Foundation worked with 3,000
non-profit organizations around the globe to further the causes of youth development, to aid in the
recovery of natural disasters, and to equip communities for self-sufficiency and prosperity," said
Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at salesforce.com. "It is especially gratifying to be
recognized once again as one of the 'Best Corporate Citizens,' and to hopefully inspire other
companies to make social responsibility a priority."
For salesforce.com, one of the many highlights of 2006 was McGraw Hill's publication of
Benioff's book, "The Business of Changing the World," which illustrates that every company, from a
start-up to a Fortune 500, can incorporate philanthropy into its business model to make a
difference in the community. Salesforce.com and the Salesforce Foundation are putting this
idea to work with its "1% model," which involves donating 1% of salesforce.com product, 1% of
equity, 1% of employee working hours to community service and being "one" with the earth.
"The 100 Best distinguish themselves from their peers at other large public companies by
embracing higher standards-combining strong financial performance with responsible practices on
environmental and social issues," said Michael Connor, Publisher and Editor of CRO magazine.
"We salute the 100 Best for their leadership roles in the field of corporate responsibility."
Now in its 8th year, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list was first developed by Business
Ethics magazine, which was incorporated last year into The CRO. The remarkable achievements
of the 100 Best will be spotlighted in the January-February 2007 issue of CRO magazine. For
more information, visit http://www.thecro.com.
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