Bristol-Myers Squibb Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies in 2017 By Forbes and JUST Capital
NEW YORK, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies, 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. The company ranked third in the Pharmaceutical & Biotech sector and 32nd overall out of 1,000 of the largest publicly-traded companies in the United States.
The JUST 100 ranking compares America’s companies head-to-head, based on the priorities of the American people. Bristol-Myers Squibb is recognized for outperforming its peers on the criteria deemed to be most important, including worker pay and treatment, job creation, healthy products and communities, environmental impact, and more.
“We’re honored to be recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies for our dedication to being a good corporate citizen. It is at the heart of who we are, what we do and how we do it,” says Giovanni Caforio, chairman and chief executive officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb. “Our unwavering commitment to all of our people – those who rely on our medicines, those who live in our communities and those who work for our company is central to the Bristol-Myers Squibb mission and something we live every day.”
The JUST Capital rankings encompass the 1,000 largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S., and are based on a comprehensive survey of public attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 10,000 American respondents in 2017 and more than 72,000 over the past three years. For the complete 2017 JUST 100 list, please visit: www.forbes.com/just100.
“The second annual JUST 100 list serves as a report card for corporate America, providing unbiased data about how corporations are performing on the issues Americans care most about,” said Forbes editor Randall Lane. “At a time when corporate America, as a whole, faces low public approval, the companies in the JUST 100 provide an example for their peers on how to win back the trust of the American people.”
About Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. For more information about Bristol-Myers Squibb, visit us at BMS.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
About JUST Capital
JUST Capital, an independent, nonprofit research organization, makes it easier for people, companies, and markets to do the right thing by tracking the business behaviors Americans care about most. Our research, rankings, and data-driven tools help people make more informed decisions about where to invest, work, and buy to direct capital towards companies advancing a more just future. Companies that believe in fair pay and equal treatment for all workers. Companies that create good jobs and understand the value of strong communities. Companies that are committed to a healthy planet. America’s Most JUST Companies, including the groundbreaking JUST 100, is published annually in Forbes and on www.justcapital.com.
About Forbes Media
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 117 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, education, financial services and brand licensing.
About the Methodology
JUST Capital’s rankings are the culmination of over three years of market research (encompassing over 72,000 respondents mapped to the U.S. Census population) on what the American people prioritize regarding corporate behavior today. JUST Capital conducted its 2017 survey of the American public, which included 10,000 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, communities, jobs, and finally, management & 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 rankings. The selection of companies draws from the Russell 1000 Index, which represents over 90 percent of the U.S. stock market value.