Minter Ellison has taken out one of the coveted top five positions in the annual Corporate Responsibility Index Awards.
Overall, the top five companies in order of performance were EnergyAustralia, Boral Ltd, Minter Ellison Lawyers, ANZ and Foster's Group Ltd.
Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, presented the Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI) Awards at the 10th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday night.
The winners were EnergyAustralia (Best Performance), Sensis (Best New Entrant) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Best Progress).
"Companies must take a long-term view of their impact on local communities and the natural environment as well as returns to investors," Sherry said.
"The true value of responsible business practice crystallises around effective reporting because it provides a mechanism which helps broader social, environmental and governance issues to be factored into business and investment decision-making."