This is the third consecutive year that the CSR Online Awards assesses how well Italian companies communicate corporate social responsibility (CSR) on their corporate websites. The classification was expanded to include the 50 biggest companies by market value, compared with 40 last year. Each website was assessed using a set of 77 evaluation criteria (76 in 2009), drawn up on the basis of a survey of more than 250 CSR professionals and sector experts from almost 30 different countries.
The classification shows that Bologna-based utility Hera, entering the research for the first time, jumped straight to the top place with 77 points out of 100, beating last year’s winner Eni into second (75.5). Fiat climbs up the classification to reach third position on 73.5 points.