SanDisk Honored In The Technology Hardware Category,
Based On Criteria Including The Environment And Corporate Governance
MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, December 12, 2007 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today was named one of "CRO's 10 Best Corporate Citizens by Industry 2007" by CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer) magazine. The magazine evaluated 61 large, publicly traded companies in the Technology Hardware category and ranked SanDisk among the top ten.
CRO Magazine retained the research firm IW Financial to assess companies on eight criteria: environmental policies, climate-change disclosure, support for human rights, employee relations, lobbying, philanthropy, corporate governance and financial performance.
The "10 Best" rankings will appear in the November-December issue of CRO Magazine, and are also available online at www.thecro.com.
"The companies in our '10 Best' groups embrace higher standards than their industry peers for corporate citizenship, defined as taking care of customers, employees, suppliers and investors, as well as helping the environment and local communities," said CRO Editor-In-Chief Dennis Schaal. "Our eight categories of corporate citizenship allowed us to do a truly comparative rating of the whole company, especially when measured against the competitors with whom they duke it out in the marketplace."
Tom Baker, vice president of global human resources for SanDisk, said: "SanDisk has always sought to be a leading-edge company, in citizenship as well as technology. We are honored that CRO Magazine has recognized our efforts to further the economic and environmental health of the communities in which we operate, to respect our customers and employees, and to provide a fair rate of return to our shareholders."
The CRO is a membership media platform for corporate responsibility practitioners, along with the professional service providers and non-profit influencers that serve them. The CRO publishes the 20,000-subscriber CRO Magazine, TheCRO.com and e-newsletters, as well as producing conferences, webinars and video events.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, California, and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.
SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s).
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