Premier League

The Premier League has come top of the annual rankings measuring the social responsibility of the major leagues in Europe.

The annual Responsiball rankings have been published and for the second year the Premier League was ranked in first place.

Poland's Ekstraklasa league were second with the German Bundesliga in third, Spain's La Liga in sixth and Italy's Serie A division down in 13th.

The rankings measure issues that affect football clubs, such as health and safety, ticketing, fan work, coaching, procurement and biodiversity.

These issues fall under the three main social responsibility topic areas of Governance, Community, and Environment. The Premier League came out top of both Governance and Community rankings and third in Environment.

Overall rankings for 2012

1 - Premier League (England)
2 - Ekstraklasa (Poland)
3 - Bundesliga (Germany)
4 - Eredivisie (Netherlands)
5 - Allsvenskan (Sweden)
6 - La Liga (Spain)
7 - Super League (Greece)
8 - Premier League (Russia)
9 - Premier League (Ukraine)
10 - Ligue 1 (France)
11 - Superliga (Denmark)
12 - Primeira Liga (Portugal)
13 - Serie A (Italy)
14 - Football Liga (Czech Republic)
15 - Premier Division (Republic of Ireland)
16 - First League (Croatia)

The rankings included the 16 nations competing at the 2012 European Championships