Forbes and JUST Capital came out with their list of America’s Most Just Companies in 2018, and 3M moved up 26 spots from last year, to land at number 26 overall and second in the Industrial Goods sector.
To come up with the list, Forbes and JUST Capital surveyed 81,000 Americans on what they most want to see from the nation’s biggest businesses, then ranked companies with these seven priorities in mind: whether the company pays workers fairly, treats customers well and protects their privacy, produces quality products, minimizes their environmental impact, gives back to the communities they operate in, commits to ethical and diverse leadership and creates abundant job opportunities.
3M’s highest score was in giving back to their communities. 3M helps build sustainable communities through strategic investments, business expertise, and the thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide who volunteer and leverage their skills and experience to make a difference through programs like 3Mgives.
3M also ranked high for taking care of employees and customers. 3M believes that engaged employees are more satisfied with their work. So the company works to foster and reinforce behaviors that support engagement on many levels, including networking, collaboration and diversity and inclusion. And 3M’s Customer First initiative helps 3M understand customers’ business models, what they have promised their customers, and what 3M’s role is in the value chain.
3M was one of three companies headquartered in Minnesota to make the list, along with General Mills and UnitedHealth Group.
For more information, read the full Forbes article.
For more information on 3M’s work to be a more just company, read 3M’s 2018 Sustainability report.