CHICAGO — Exelon announced today it has been named America’s “Most Just” company in the utilities industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100” List. The list ranks companies in the U.S. based on criteria cited as most important in a survey of 50,000 Americans over an 18-month period on attitudes toward corporate behavior.
Publicly traded companies in the U.S. were ranked against their peers in 32 major industries on criteria such as fair pay, equal opportunity employment, job creation, workplace safety, compliance with laws and regulations, and respect for employees.
“At Exelon, our mission to provide reliable, clean and affordable energy starts with our dedication to our employees, customers and the communities we serve,” said Chris Crane, president and CEO of Exelon. “This recognition demonstrates that our commitment to providing a safe, inclusive workplace and treating our employees with respect really resonates in the communities in which we live and work.”
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 more than 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. 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 inaugural JUST 100 list is included in Forbes magazine’s “Impact and Philanthropy” issue published today. It can also be found at www.forbes.com/just100