Consumers Rate Health, Food, and Tech Sectors Highest on Social Responsibility
Performance of Sectors in Fulfilling Their Responsibilities to Society,
Net Performance,* Average of 27 Countries, 2020
There is great variability in the reputation of sectors across the economy.
Sectors providing essential services are rated particularly highly:
- Healthcare companies are rated the highest while pharmaceutical companies are a few ranks behind.
- Agriculture/farming, food, technology, and consumer goods sectors have all been instrumental in meeting essential needs during COVID-19.
This highlights a reliance on business resilience in challenging times.
Sectors associated with negative health or environmental impacts – tobacco, mining, alcohol, and oil – have net negative responsibility ratings.
- Question wording: Please rate each of the following types of companies on how well they fulfill their responsibilities to society compared to other types of companies
- Data source: GlobeScan Radar our 27-country, 27,000-person public opinion study on views of business, government and NGOs, issues tracking, and shifting societal expectations.