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, and Foundation rank number 11 in social responsibility

SAN FRANCISCO - February 15, 2007 - [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, and its Salesforce Foundation rank number 11 on this year's list.

"During 2006, employees and the 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  "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, 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. and the Salesforce Foundation are putting this idea to work with its "1% model," which involves donating 1% of 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

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