Rockwell Collins has been named America’s Most JUST Company in the Aerospace & Defense industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100 List,” which for the first time ranks the 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. 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.
“Trust is at the heart of how we do business and that is accomplished by doing the right thing, for the right reasons, every time,” said Kelly Ortberg, Chairman, President and CEO of Rockwell Collins. “I commend our talented employees for making this recognition possible and, as we continue to grow, we pledge to maintain our high standards.”
For the complete list, including the winners in each of 32 industries, and more feature stories, visit: www.forbes.com/just100. The inaugural JUST 100 list will appear in Forbes magazine’s Dec. 20 “Impact and Philanthropy” issue. JUST Capital will also make the rankings accessible and sortable on its website, justcapital.com. Its interactive “Explorer” tool goes inside the rankings to show how companies were scored.
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.
The top six issues ranked highly by the public, in order, were: providing 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. JUST Capital’s full methodology is available online at justcapital.com/methodology as both an interactive guide and a comprehensive report.
“The JUST 100 celebrates the best of American business,” said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital. “These amazing companies show that in America today the best companies do right by all their stakeholders – and by listening to the voice of the American people. We salute all of the JUST 100 companies and look forward to working with them to help more companies understand that JUST behavior and commercial success can go hand-in-hand.”
“The JUST 100 List is the most authoritative, unbiased source of data about how corporations perform on the things people in the U.S. care about most. The list combines powerful insights into how Americans feel about corporate behavior with an unprecedented view of how our leading corporations stack up,” said Forbes editor Randall Lane. “We’re thrilled to partner with JUST Capital in recognizing the companies that are leading the way in exhibiting JUST corporate behavior.”