Thomson Reuters released its ‘inaugural’ list of top 100 global tech leaders today.

It was compiled using a ’28-data-point algorithm’, and a methodology linked to eight performance indicators, including innovation, environmental impact, and people and social responsibility.

Apple, Microsoft and IBM are in the top 10 of a league decided on by the new ‘patent-pending approach developed by Thomson Reuters Labs’.

“Tech companies operate at warp speed confronting competitive, regulatory, legal, financial, supply chain and myriad other business challenges. Oftentimes, their financial success overshadows their operational integrity, making it difficult to identify those organizations with true longevity for the future,” said Alex Paladino, global managing director of the Thomson Reuters Technology Practice Group. “With the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders, we’ve identified the unique data points that embody technology-industry leadership in the 21st century; congratulations to the companies that made the list.”