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11 of the world's 100 most sustainable companies are in the UK: Marks & Spencer, BT, and the London Stock Exchange

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Corporate Knights has released a list of the most sustainable companies (Source: Getty)

The UK is home to 11 of the world's 100 most sustainable companies with Marks & Spencer, BT, and the London Stock Exchange all making it into the prestigious ranking.

The other UK-based companies listed were Reckitt Benckiser, Centrica, Unilever, British Land, Sky, Pearson, BG Group and Electrocomponents.

Each year media company Corporate Knights produces the ranking which measures companies' sustainability in terms of management of resources, employees and finances.

The list, which is released annually at the World Economic Forum in Davos measures, companies which are worth upwards of $2bn (£1.3bn).

Here's where the top 100 companies are headquartered:

And here's the full list:

  1. Biogen Idec, United States
  2. Allergan, United States
  3. Adidas, Germany
  4. Keppel Land, Singapore
  5. Kesko, Finland
  6. BMW, Germany
  7. Reckitt Benckiser, United Kingdom
  8. Centrica, United Kingdom
  9. Schneider Electric, France
  10. Danske Bank, Denmark
  11. Tim Hortons, Canada
  12. Outotec, Finland
  13. Novo Nordisk, Denmark
  14. L'Oreal, France
  15. BT Group, United Kingdom
  16. Marks & Spencer, United Kingdom
  17. Dassault Systemes, France
  18. Johnson & Johnson, United States
  19. Enagas, Spain
  20. Storebrand, Norway
  21. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia
  22. Unilever, United Kingdom
  23. Atlas Copco, Sweden
  24. StarHub, Singapore
  25. Philips Electronics, Netherlands
  26. Coca-Cola Enterprises, United States
  27. Statoil, Norway
  28. Kone, Finland
  29. Teck Resources, Canada
  30. Galp Energia, Portugal
  31. Nestle Oil, Finland
  32. Syngenta, Switzerland
  33. Nokia, Finland
  34. City Developments, Singapore
  35. Vivendi, France
  36. Posco, South Korea
  37. Telus, Canada
  38. Sigma-Aldrich, United States
  39. Henkel, Germany
  40. Electricite de France, France
  41. Westpac Banking, Australia
  42. Credit Agricole, France
  43. Novozymes, Denmark
  44. Natura Cosmeticos, Brazil
  45. Samsung Electronics, South Korea
  46. DNB, Norway
  47. Ecolab, United States
  48. Legrand, France
  49. General Mills, United States
  50. Eisai, Japan
  51. LG Electronics, South Korea
  52. Wolters Kluwer, Netherlands
  53. Agilent Technologies, United States
  54. Accenture, Ireland
  55. Siemens, Germany
  56. Intel, United States
  57. Bombardier, Canada
  58. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Sweden
  59. Sky, United Kingdom
  60. Daimler, Germany
  61. Adobe Systems, United States
  62. Shire, Ireland
  63. UCB, Belgium
  64. Enbridge, Canada
  65. Hess, United States
  66. Aeroports de Paris, France
  67. Sun Life Financial, Canada
  68. Pearson, United Kingdom
  69. Cisco Systems, United States
  70. Shinhan Financial Group, South Korea
  71. Johnson Controls, United States
  72. Colgate-Palmolive, United States
  73. Lenovo Group, China
  74. General Electric, United States
  75. H&M, Sweden
  76. The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada
  77. Campbell Soup, United States
  78. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, Australia
  79. National Australia Bank
  80. BG Group, United Kingdom
  81. Renault, France
  82. BNP Paribas, France
  83. Varian Medical Systems, United States
  84. CapitaLand, Singapore
  85. Celestica, Canada
  86. Bank of Montreal, Canada
  87. Ericsson, Sweden
  88. London Stock Exchange Group, United Kingdom
  89. Baker Hughes, United Kingdom
  90. Encana, Canada
  91. Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong
  92. Sanofi, France
  93. Suncor Energy, Canada
  94. British Land, United Kingdom
  95. ASML Holding, Netherlands
  96. Electrocomponents, United Kingdom
  97. Prologis, United States
  98. Intact Financial, Canada
  99. EMC, United States
  100. Essilor International, France

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