Procter & Gamble was the leading personal care company on the list, coming in at No. 8. Also making the top 100 were: Kimberly-Clark, No. 17; Colgate-Palmolive, No. 23; Clorox, No. 25; and Johnson & Johnson, No. 66.
The complete JUST 100 list can be found at www.forbes.com/just100.
All told, the full Just Capital rankings encompass nearly 1,000 of the largest publicly-traded companies in the US and are based on comprehensive surveys conducted on public attitudes toward corporate behavior, involving 9,000 American respondents in 2018 and more than 81,000 over the past four years.
Forbes calls the Just 100, “a report card for corporate America, the 100 companies that are setting the standard in just behavior; if more corporations follow their lead, short term profits could translate into long term wealth for more Americans.”
“We’re honored to be recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the top companies in their America’s Most Just Company list,” David Taylor, chairman of the board, president and CEO of P&G said in a statement. “Being a good corporate citizen is foundational to who we are as a company. We give back to communities where we live and work, start conversations that enable inclusion and equality and strive to do the right thing for the environment. We’re proud to do our part to make a positive difference in the world and be a force for good and a force for growth.”
“America’s Most Just Companies consistently outperform their peers in job creation, wages, work-life balance, environmental impact, and return on equity,” noted Martin Whittaker, CEO of Just Capital. “Aligning corporate behavior with the priorities of the American people is good for communities and good for business.”