Appears in Forbes Magazine
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2016) — Humana Inc. is No. 1 for health care companies on the “JUST 100 List” that appears in Forbes Magazine’s Dec. 20 issue. Lists were created by Forbes and Just Capital, a nonprofit created by billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones II.
Humana ranked No. 1 out of 27 companies in the Health Care Providers and Services industry based on surveys of 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months. Respondents ranked companies on various aspects of responsible business practices, such as fair pay, business ethics and lack of discrimination. The result is this year’s list, which ranks U.S. companies against their peers within 32 major industries.
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 more than 90 percent of the U.S. stock market value.
“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.”
The six highest-ranked issues by the 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.
“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,” said Forbes editor Randall Lane. “The list combines powerful insights into how Americans feel about corporate behavior with an unprecedented view of how our leading corporations stack up. We’re thrilled to partner with JUST Capital in recognizing the companies that are leading the way in exhibiting JUST corporate behavior.”