BOULDER, Colo. --
Wild Oats Markets here announced last week that it has been included in Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) magazine‘s annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for 2007, ranking 59th out of 1,100 U.S. public companies surveyed. This is the fourth year Wild Oats has been recognized on the annual list, which began in 1999. The ranking is based on measures of corporate service to eight groups: shareholders, community, governance, diversity, employees, environment, human rights and product. “Wild Oats is extremely honored to be chosen as a top corporate citizen by CRO magazine,” said Greg Mays, chairman and chief executive officer of Wild Oats. “Since our beginning in 1987, Wild Oats has been committed to products, education and practices that promote the health and well-being of our customers, our employees and our communities.” Wild Oats‘ competitor, Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, ranked 54th on the list.