DowDuPont Named to America’s Most JUST Companies in 2018 by Forbes and JUST Capital
Only company listed in the top 100 in the Chemicals Industry
MIDLAND, Mich. & WILMINGTON, Del. - December 10, 2018 - Today, DowDuPont™ (NYSE: DWDP) was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies in 2018, and was the only company listed in the top 100 in the Chemicals Industry, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks the largest publicly-traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans care about most. DowDuPont ranked 67 against all industries and was included on this year’s list for outperforming its peers on issues like fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, beneficial products, environmental impact, job creation, community support in the U.S. and abroad, as well as ethical leadership and long-term financial growth.
“It is an honor to be included in this year’s list of America’s Most JUST Companies, and recognized as the leader in the chemical industry,” said Howard Ungerleider, chief financial officer, DowDuPont. “From creating high quality jobs and supporting the communities in which we operate to delivering long-term financial growth, we are grateful for this acknowledgement of our work to meet the needs of all of our stakeholders. As we prepare for the intended separations of our three industry-leading companies – Dow, DuPont and Corteva – these core tenets will remain ingrained in the long-term strategies for each.”
The JUST Capital Rankings, first published in 2016, encompass the 1,000 largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S., and are based on one of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on public attitudes toward corporate behavior, involving 9,000 American respondents in 2018 and more than 81,000 over the past four years. The JUST 100 and Industry Leader lists will be featured in the December issue of Forbes, with additional stories at www.forbes.com/just100 and a comprehensive interactive ranking and benchmarking platform at www.justcapital.com.
As one of America's Most JUST Companies, DowDuPont is also included in Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (Ticker: JUST) – the first ever exchange-traded fund based on just business behavior, constructed from JUST Capital’s rankings.
“Trust in our institutions is more important than ever right now. The JUST 100 recognizes companies that are doing right within society,” said Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane. “The Rankings help companies gauge their progress on benchmarks that go far beyond quarterly earnings towards long-term value-creation for all stakeholders.”
Compared to their peers in the Russell 1000, companies in the JUST 100 on average:
- Pay their median workers 26% more;
- Emit 35% less greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue;
- Give 6x more as much to charity; and
- Have a 5% higher Return-on-Equity.
“America’s Most JUST Companies consistently outperform their peers in job creation, wages, work-life balance, environmental impact, and return on equity,” said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital. “Aligning corporate behavior with the priorities of the American people is good for communities and good for business.”
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.
About the Methodology
JUST Capital’s Rankings are the culmination of over four years of market research (encompassing over 81,000 respondents mapped to the U.S. Census population) on what the American people prioritize regarding corporate behavior today. JUST Capital conducted its 2018 survey, which included 9,000 respondents, in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey results found that Americans, when asked to identify what is most important for companies to prioritize, ranked the following in order of importance: Workers, Customers, Products, the Environment, Jobs, Communities, and finally, Leadership & Shareholders. JUST Capital then tracked and evaluated the performance of companies against these priorities and created the ranking model that drives America’s Most JUST Companies, including the JUST 100 absolute ranking and Industry Leader list. The selection of companies draws from the Russell 1000 Index, which represents over 90 percent of the U.S. stock market value.
About JUST Capital
JUST Capital, an independent, nonprofit organization, aligns business practices with the priorities of the American people to ensure capitalism works for all. Our research, rankings, indexes, and data-driven tools help people make more informed decisions about where to invest, work, and buy to direct capital toward companies advancing a more just future. For additional information, visit: www.JUSTCapital.com.
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