BD (Becton, Dickinson and Firm) (NYSE: BDX), a leading worldwide medical technology company, said today that it was nominated to Fair Capital’s and CNBC’s JUST 100 list of America’s most just corporations.
The annual JUST 100 is the only complete rating that takes into account a company’s commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles and performance with stakeholders. The JUST 100 list assesses and honors United States firms that excel on the problems that matter most to their customers, workers, and the American public. The criteria include creating jobs in the United States, paying a living wage, prioritizing accountability to all stakeholders, safeguarding employee health and safety, providing benefits and work-life balance, cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, producing sustainable products, and protecting customer privacy.
“Our ESG strategy, Together We Advance, was created to advance the company’s, planet’s, community’s, and individual’s health, all of which are consistent with BD’s mission of Advancing the World of Health,” stated Tom Polen, chairman, CEO, and president of BD. “We understand that the health of our firm, our planet, our communities, and the people we serve are inextricably linked, and that when we handle one issue effectively, we often resolve issues in another. Being included in the JUST 100 rating demonstrates our improvement in all of these categories.”
JUST collects and analyzes corporate data in order to rank the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies in the United States across 20 stakeholder-focused issues identified through the most comprehensive ongoing public opinion research on Americans’ attitudes toward responsible corporate behavior conducted since 2015, involving over 150,000 participants.
“We’ve entered a new age of responsibility, in which workers, consumers, and investors demand to know if businesses are not just talking the talk but also doing the walk on the crucial challenges of our day,” said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital. “By generating value to all stakeholders, including shareholders, the firms included in the 2022 JUST 100 demonstrate that purpose and profit can coexist.”