America's Most Just Companies

2017 Overall Rankings

  • Maintains reliable stock returns, dividend and bond payment. Learn more
  • Manages operations throughout the business cycle to remain profitable. Learn more
  • Reports all financial matters and keeps clear and accessible financial statements. Learn more
  • Takes responsibility in leadership for issues within as well as external to the company. Learn more
  • Pays taxes on U.S. income at a rate that is in line with most American companies. Learn more
  • Complies with international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Learn more
  • Has a sizeable United States workforce. Learn more
  • Creates jobs in its United States workforce. Learn more
  • Contributes profits to charities and other organizations that benefit society. Learn more
  • Makes use of local suppliers and raw materials when available. Learn more
  • Does not cause conflict when working with or obtaining materials from other countries. Learn more
  • Communicates effectively with its local communities and listens to community input. Learn more
  • Does not work with or operate in countries where people are repressed or denied freedom. Learn more
  • Does not work with companies that use child labor, forced labor, or abuse workers. Learn more
  • Acts to protect environmental resources affected by the company. Learn more
  • Minimizes use of nonrenewable energy and resources, and reduces product-related waste. Learn more
  • Minimizes operational impact and cleans up after itself if it damages the environment. Learn more
  • Prices products reasonably for their value and does not take advantage of customers. Learn more
  • Makes products that improve life and do not harm human health or the environment. Learn more
  • Makes products that are reliable, safe, and durable. Learn more
  • Ensures products have accurate and informative labeling. Learn more
  • Assists customers with easy-to-access information and helpful staff. Learn more
  • Abides by contracts and has transparent sales and return policies. Learn more
  • Does not mislead about its products or services in public communications. Learn more
  • Respects customer privacy and stores customer data securely. Learn more
  • Treats customers fairly and equally regardless of their background. Learn more
  • Provides opportunities for educational, skills, and career advancement. Learn more
  • Communicates effectively about mission, employees‚ job performance, and overall governance. Learn more
  • Supports flexible working arrangements and workplace health and wellness. Learn more
  • Offers planning and savings support, and honors financial promises. Learn more
  • Handles grievances and layoffs appropriately, respectfully, and fairly. Learn more
  • Provides sick leave, vacation days, and leave for new parents. Learn more
  • Does not pay CEO excessively or disproportionately compared to workers. Learn more
  • Maintains equality in personnel decisions regardless of employee race, gender, age, and more. Learn more
  • Provides or promotes access to affordable health insurance. Learn more
  • Provides equal pay regardless of employee race, religion, gender, age, and more. Learn more
  • Protects workers from hazardous or harmful conditions in the workplace. Learn more
  • Appropriate for qualifications, experience, performance, and employee contribution. Learn more
  • Covers local needs for food, housing and medical care. Learn more
  • Americans prioritize just leadership within companies, as well as meeting the needs of investors. 87 percent of Americans agree that corporate leaders should act and communicate with integrity, and 78 percent say that companies should provide investor return. Learn more
  • Americans believe just companies have an obligation to both create and maintain U.S. jobs, with 84 percent agreeing that a key priority for just companies must be job creation in the United States. Learn more
  • Both at home and abroad, Americans care how companies support communities. More than 80 percent want to see companies maintain strong relationships with local communities, and 76 percent agree they should not do business with partners or suppliers with abusive conditions. Learn more
  • Americans see the planet as a key stakeholder, with 78 percent agreeing that just companies should minimize pollution and 83 percent suggesting that companies should use environmental resources efficiently. Learn more
  • Americans want corporations to focus on the ways their products and services affect the daily lives of those who interact with them, with 80 percent agreeing that just companies should make products that are beneficial to health, environment, or society. Learn more
  • Workers are the top priority for just companies, according to Americans. 84 percent say that just companies should pay workers a fair wage. Americans also place high importance on workplace safety, non-discrimination, and work-life balance. Learn more
  • Most Americans rank customer treatment as essential to just business behavior, second only to workers. 88 percent of Americans agree that just companies should protect customer privacy, and 82 percent say just companies should not discriminate in customer treatment. Learn more

  • The Industry Leader list features the top performing companies in each sector. Each of America's Most JUST Companies is awarded a seal to demonstrate their leadership on the issues Americans care about most.
  • Includes manufacturers, assemblers and distributors of aircraft and aircraft parts, as well as producers of components and equipment for the defense industry – including military aircraft, radar equipment and weapons.
  • Includes makers of motorcycles and passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, light trucks), manufacturers and distributors of motorcycle and automobile parts (engines, carburetors, batteries), and manufacturers, distributors, and retreaders of automobile, truck, and motorcycle tires.
  • Includes companies providing a broad range of financial services, including retail banking, loans, and money transmissions.
  • Includes owners and operators of timber tracts, forest tree nurseries, and sawmills; producers, converters, merchants, and distributors of all grades of paper; companies engaged in the exploration, extraction, or refining of minerals; and producers and traders of metals.
  • Includes producers of materials used in the construction and refurbishment of buildings and structures, as well as makers and distributors of cardboard, bags, boxes, cans, drums, bottles, jars, and glass used for packaging.
  • Includes companies that provide custodial, trustee, and other related fiduciary services (including mutual fund management companies), as well as companies providing a range of specialized financial services, including securities brokers and dealers, online brokers, and security or commodity exchanges.
  • Includes producers of materials used in the construction and refurbishment of buildings and structures, as well as makers and distributors of cardboard, bags, boxes, cans, drums, bottles, jars, and glass used for packaging.
  • Includes service providers to enterprise and government, ranging from office cleaning to employee benefit services to pollution control, as well as distributors and wholesalers of diversified products and equipment primarily used in the commercial and industrial sectors.
  • Includes designers, manufacturers, distributors, and installers of commercial vehicles, heavy agricultural, industrial, and construction machinery, and factory equipment, makers of pollution control equipment, structural steelwork, compressors, pumps, bearings, elevators, and escalators, as well as builders of cruise ships and ferries.
  • Includes companies that provide consulting services to other businesses relating to information technology, such as providers of computer-system design, systems integration, network and systems operations, data management and storage, repair services, and technical support.
  • Includes credit card companies and providers of personal finance services – such as personal loan and check cashing companies, companies that provide mortgages and other related services, and companies engaged in financial activities not specified elsewhere.
  • Includes suppliers of equipment and services to oil fields and offshore platforms, operators of fuel-carrying pipelines, and companies that produce alternative fuels mainly used to power vehicles, but excludes pipeline operators that derive the majority of revenue from direct sales.
  • Includes manufacturers and distributors of cider and malt products, wine and spirits, non-alcoholic beverages, and tobacco products, as well as food producers, and companies that grow crops or raise livestock, operate fisheries, or own nontobacco plantations.
  • Includes supermarkets, food-oriented convenience stores and other food retailers and distributors, as well as operators of pharmacies, including wholesalers and distributors catering to these businesses.
  • Includes manufacturers and distributors of medical devices (such as MRI scanners, prosthetics, pacemakers, and X-ray machines) and medical supplies (such as contact lenses, eyeglass lenses, bandages, and other disposable medical supplies).
  • Includes owners and operators of health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics, dentists, opticians, nursing homes, rehabilitation, and retirement centers.
  • Includes manufacturers and distributors of various household goods, from domestic appliances to office furniture, consumer electronics to recreational equipment, toys to clothing, as well as constructors of residential homes, including manufacturers of mobile and prefabricated homes intended for use in one place.
  • Includes companies engaged in the construction of commercial buildings, infrastructure, residential apartment buildings, and service providers to construction companies, as well as manufacturers and distributors of electrical parts for finished products and electronic products used in different industries.
  • Includes brokers and agencies with life, health, property & casualty, and reinsurance interests.
  • Includes companies providing Internet-related services, such as Internet access providers, social media platforms, search engines, as well as providers of website design, web hosting, domain-name registration, and email services.
  • Includes producers, operators, and broadcasters of radio, television, music, and filmed entertainment, companies providing advertising, public relations and marketing services, and publishers of information via printed or electronic media.
  • Includes companies engaged in the exploration for and drilling, production, refining, and supply of oil and gas products, as well as integrated oil and gas companies whose activities extend to the distribution and retail sales of oil and gas products.
  • Includes producers and distributors of cosmetics, toiletries and personal-care and hygiene products, pens, paper goods, batteries, light bulbs, tissues, toilet paper, and cleaning products.
  • Includes companies engaged in research into and development of biological substances for the purposes of drug discovery and diagnostic development, as well as manufacturers of prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
  • Includes companies that invest in real estate through development, investment, or ownership, companies that provide services to real estate companies but do not own the properties themselves, as well as real estate investment trusts or corporations or listed property trusts.
  • Includes gambling and casino facilities, operators and managers of hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, spas and campgrounds, operators of restaurants, fast-food facilities, coffee shops and bars. Includes integrated brewery companies and catering companies, as well as companies providing travel and tourism services.
  • Includes retailers and wholesalers specializing mainly in clothing, those concentrating on the sale of home improvement products or a single class of goods, such as electronics, books, automotive parts or closeouts, as well as providers of consumer services not included in other sectors.
  • Includes producers and distributors of semiconductors and other integrated chips (including semiconductor capital equipment and motherboards), as well as companies that develop or manufacture renewable energy equipment utilizing sources such as solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, hydro and waves.
  • Includes publishers and distributors of computer software for home or corporate use, including Software as a Service (Saas) companies, and excludes computer game producers.
  • Includes manufacturers and distributors of computers, servers, mainframes, workstations and other computer hardware and subsystems (mass-storage drives, mice, keyboards, and printers), electronic office equipment, and high-technology communication products (satellites, mobile telephones, fibers optics, and switching devices).
  • Includes providers of fixed-line telephone services, mobile telephone services (including cellular, satellite and paging services), and companies that primarily provide telephone services through the internet, but excludes companies whose primary business is Internet access.
  • Includes operators of mail and package delivery services, providers of on-water transportation for commercial markets, industrial railway transportation and railway lines, as well as companies providing services to the industrial transportation sector, providing commercial trucking services, or providing primarily passenger air transport.
  • Includes companies generating and distributing electricity, distributors of gas to end users, providers of water to end users (including water treatment plants), and companies engaged in any combination of these activities.


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