Environmental Health & Safety

DowDuPont Makes List of America’s Most JUST Companies

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jan 07, 2019

DowDuPont is named one of America’s Most JUST Companies in 2018, and is the only company listed in the top 100 in the chemicals industry, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks the largest publicly-traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans reportedly care about most. DowDuPont ranked 67 against all industries and was included on this year’s list for outperforming its peers on issues like fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, beneficial products, environmental impact, job creation, community support in the U.S. and abroad as well as ethical leadership and long-term financial growth, according to the company.

“It is an honor to be included in this year’s list of America’s Most JUST Companies, and recognized as the leader in the chemical industry,” says Howard Ungerleider, chief financial officer, DowDuPont. “From creating high quality jobs and supporting the communities in which we operate to delivering long-term financial growth, we are grateful for this acknowledgement of our work to meet the needs of all of our stakeholders. As we prepare for the intended separations of our three industry-leading companies – Dow, DuPont and Corteva – these core tenets will remain ingrained in the long-term strategies for each.”

The JUST Capital Rankings, first published in 2016, encompass the 1,000 largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S., and are reportedly based on one of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on public attitudes toward corporate behavior, involving 9,000 American respondents in 2018 and more than 81,000 over the past four years. As one of America's Most JUST Companies, DowDuPont is also included in Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF – the first ever exchange-traded fund based on just business behavior, constructed from JUST Capital’s rankings.

“Trust in our institutions is more important than ever right now. The JUST 100 recognizes companies that are doing right within society,” says Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane. “The Rankings help companies gauge their progress on benchmarks that go far beyond quarterly earnings towards long-term value-creation for all stakeholders.”

Compared to their peers in the Russell 1000, according to DowDuPont, companies in the JUST 100 on average:

  • Pay their median workers 26% more;
  • Emit 35% less greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue;
  • Give 6x more as much to charity; and
  • Have a 5% higher return-on-equity.

“America’s Most JUST Companies consistently outperform their peers in job creation, wages, work-life balance, environmental impact, and return on equity,” said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital. “Aligning corporate behavior with the priorities of the American people is good for communities and good for business.”

For more information, visit: www.dow-dupont.com