Salesforce.com Named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Magazine

Salesforce.com and Google are the only Internet software companies to make the list

SAN FRANCISCO - May 24, 2007 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced it was named one of the world's most ethical companies by Ethisphere Magazine, a national publication dedicated to illuminating the correlation between ethics and profit.  The elite list of fewer than 100 companies, including Google, Kellogg Company, Starbucks and Whole Foods, were recognized for their strong leadership in ethics and compliance, advancement of industry discourse on social and ethical issues, and positive engagement in the communities in which they operate.

"Having a purpose beyond making a profit distinguishes our company," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com.  "Corporate social responsibility has been integrated into our DNA from the very beginning through our innovative 1% model - 1% equity, product and employee time are given back to the community, and we have a commitment to be one with the earth.  It's an honor to be recognized for practicing what we preach."

Among other awards, salesforce.com was the recipient of the 2006 Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) Excellence Award, as well as ranked No. 7 on the list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Business Ethics Magazine.

Editors of Ethisphere Magazine chose from thousands of organizations that were analyzed over a six-month period.  The process included reviewing the companies' codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating companies' investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and working with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.  Researchers included editors from Ethisphere Magazine as well support from SustainAbility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Trillium Asset Management Corporation, Winslow Management Company, ForestEthics, Women's Equity Fund, The Center for Business Ethics, and New Alternatives Fund.

"It was a rigorous selection process.  The organizations chosen for the list of World's Most Ethical Companies possess strong internal systems that encourage ethical behavior not only from its leaders but from its employees," said Alex Brigham, executive editor of Ethisphere Magazine.  "These companies go beyond making statements about doing business ethically; they translate those words into actions."

Ethisphere Magazine offers insight to readers on gaining market share and creating sustainable competitive advantage through ethical business practices and corporate citizenship.  With a circulation of 65,000 Board members, CEOs, General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers and senior executives, Ethisphere Magazine is the largest print publication in compliance, ethics and corporate social responsibility.  For more information on the magazine and listing, go to http://www.ethisphere.com/. 

About Salesforce Foundation

The Salesforce.com Foundation is the leader in pioneering, evangelizing and implementing the 1% Model, and using this model as a means to improve the lives of people around the world. The Salesforce.com Foundation harnesses the power of product and people to improve the lives of those in need. Using the unique 1/1/1 Model -- 1% Time, 1% Equity, 1% Product, and "one" with the earth -- the Foundation reaches out to the community and increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations so they can better achieve their goals, which the Salesforce.com Foundation calls the Power of Us. The Salesforce.com Foundation concentrates on the use of technology, specifically as it relates to organizations with youth development programs. The Salesforce.com Foundation has supported technology projects around the world that help kids in technology -- bereft urban and rural areas create a better future for themselves. Since July of 2000, salesforce.com employees have given over 60,000 hours of their time and expertise, feeding the homeless, tutoring kids, improving nonprofit spaces, and offering hundreds of helping hands when the world is faced with devastating natural disasters.

About Salesforce Foundation

The Salesforce.com Foundation is the leader in pioneering, evangelizing and implementing the 1% Model, and using this model as a means to improve the lives of people around the world. The Salesforce.com Foundation harnesses the power of product and people to improve the lives of those in need. Using the unique 1/1/1 Model -- 1% Time, 1% Equity, 1% Product, and "one" with the earth -- the Foundation reaches out to the community and increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations so they can better achieve their goals, which the Salesforce.com Foundation calls the Power of Us. The Salesforce.com Foundation concentrates on the use of technology, specifically as it relates to organizations with youth development programs. The Salesforce.com Foundation has supported technology projects around the world that help kids in technology -- bereft urban and rural areas create a better future for themselves. Since July of 2000, salesforce.com employees have given over 60,000 hours of their time and expertise, feeding the homeless, tutoring kids, improving nonprofit spaces, and offering hundreds of helping hands when the world is faced with devastating natural disasters.