Workers

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.

Top Ranked Companies by Workers

How we calculate Workers rankings

Americans prioritized worker issues as the top priority for just business behavior. Over a dozen components – from living wage to workplace safety – go into determining a company's score, and together comprise 23% of our scoring model.

  • Pays a Living Wage

    Covers local needs for food, housing and medical care.

  • Pays a Fair Wage for Industry and Job Level

    Appropriate for qualifications, experience, performance, and employee contribution.

  • Provides a Safe Workplace

    Protects workers from hazardous or harmful conditions in the workplace.

  • Does Not Discriminate in Pay

    Provides equal pay regardless of employee race, religion, gender, age, and more.

  • Provides Access to Health Insurance

    Provides or promotes access to affordable health insurance.

  • Does Not Discriminate in Hiring, Firing, and Promotion

    Maintains equality in personnel decisions regardless of employee race, gender, age, and more.

  • Pays Workers Fairly Compared to CEO

    Does not pay CEO excessively or disproportionately compared to workers.

  • Provides Paid Time Off

    Provides sick leave, vacation days, and leave for new parents.

  • Handles Grievances and Layoffs Fairly

    Handles grievances and layoffs appropriately, respectfully, and fairly.

  • Helps Workers Prepare for Retirement

    Offers planning and savings support, and honors financial promises.

  • Promotes Work-Life Balance

    Supports flexible working arrangements and workplace health and wellness.

  • Communicates Openly and Transparently with Employees

    Communicates effectively about mission, employees‚ job performance, and overall governance.

  • Encourages Employee Career Development

    Provides opportunities for educational, skills, and career advancement.

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