Eastman Chemical Tops List Of Industry’s Best Corporate Citizens

Dec. 7, 2016
New rankings recognize companies performing best on American public’s priorities.

Eastman Chemical Company is named America’s Most JUST Company in the chemical industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100 List,” which ranks publicly traded companies in the U.S. that perform best on the things Americans care most about. The rankings are based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months, according to Eastman. This year’s list ranks U.S companies against their peers within 32 major industries. In future years, Forbes and JUST Capital will rank companies across industries.

The top six issues ranked highly by the American public, in order, were: providing a fair pay for industry and job level; non-discrimination in hiring, firing, and promotion practices; providing a safe workplace; following laws and regulations; respecting workers; and creating jobs in the U.S. JUST’s scoring system is weighted to reflect the relative importance of the public’s stated priorities.

“Eastman believes an inclusive, global culture where everyone can do their best work makes our company and communities stronger. That’s why we invest the time and resources to develop a long-term strategy and support initiatives across the company that underscore our commitment to our values – safety and wellness, sustainability, innovation, diversity and inclusion, and high ethics and integrity,” says Mark Costa, chairman and CEO of Eastman. “Living by these principles enables us to consistently deliver value to our stakeholders while also ensuring a positive future for our company.”

JUST Capital conducted its survey in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, an independent research institution that delivers data and rigorous analysis to guide programmatic, business, and policy decisions. JUST then evaluated the performance of over 890 publicly traded companies against the priorities that emerged in the survey and created a ranking model to develop the JUST 100. This selection of companies draws from the Russell 1000 Index, which represents over 90 percent of the U.S. stock market value.

For more information, visit: www.forbes.com/just100

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