Rockwell Collins tops inaugural “JUST 100” list in the Aerospace & Defense industry

JUST 100 award

Rockwell Collins was named the Aerospace & Defense industry’s Most JUST Company based on providing a fair pay for industry and job level; non-discrimination in hiring, firing, and promotion practices; providing a safe workplace; following laws and regulations; respecting workers; and creating jobs in the U.S. Click to enlarge

  • Published by JUST Capital and Forbes
  • New rankings recognize companies performing best on American public’s priorities
  • List is online now and will be featured on cover of Forbes Magazine’s Dec. 20 Impact & Philanthropy issue
  • The JUST 100 list highlights top companies within 32 major industries, ranging from autos to internet to food and beverage; rankings are based on comprehensive study of Americans’ attitude toward business

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Dec. 12, 2016) - Rockwell Collins has been named America’s Most JUST Company in the Aerospace & Defense industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100 List,” which for the first time ranks the publicly traded companies in the U.S. that perform best on the things Americans care most about. The rankings are based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months. This year’s list ranks U.S companies against their peers within 32 major industries. In future years, Forbes and JUST Capital will rank companies across industries.

“Trust is at the heart of how we do business and that is accomplished by doing the right thing, for the right reasons, every time,” said Kelly Ortberg, Chairman, President and CEO of Rockwell Collins. “I commend our talented employees for making this recognition possible and, as we continue to grow, we pledge to maintain our high standards.”

For the complete list, including the winners in each of 32 industries, and more feature stories, visit: www.forbes.com/just100. The inaugural JUST 100 list will appear in Forbes magazine’s Dec. 20 “Impact and Philanthropy” issue. JUST Capital will also make the rankings accessible and sortable on its website, justcapital.com. Its interactive “Explorer” tool goes inside the rankings to show how companies were scored.

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 over 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 over 90 percent of the U.S. stock market value.

The top six issues ranked highly by the public, in order, were: providing fair pay for industry and job level; non-discrimination in hiring, firing, and promotion practices; providing a safe workplace; following laws and regulations; respecting workers; and creating jobs in the U.S. JUST’s scoring system is weighted to reflect the relative importance of the public’s stated priorities. JUST Capital’s full methodology is available online at justcapital.com/methodology as both an interactive guide and a comprehensive report.

“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 JUST 100 List is the most authoritative, unbiased source of data about how corporations perform on the things people in the U.S. care about most. The list combines powerful insights into how Americans feel about corporate behavior with an unprecedented view of how our leading corporations stack up,” said Forbes editor Randall Lane. “We’re thrilled to partner with JUST Capital in recognizing the companies that are leading the way in exhibiting JUST corporate behavior.”

About JUST Capital

The JUST Capital Foundation (justcapital.com) is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in 2013, that is establishing the definitive source of information and rankings on how large publicly traded corporations measure up against the American people’s definition of JUST business behavior. The organization’s mission is to leverage the power of the markets to drive positive change on the issues Americans care most about. Chaired and co-founded by Paul Tudor Jones II, and led by a staff with a breadth of finance, social sector, and technology experience, the Foundation’s board includes Ray Chambers, Jeff Walker, Marc Morial, Ann Veneman, Dan Hesse, Deepak Chopra, and Arianna Huffington, amongst others.

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, Forbes Asia, and Forbes Europe magazines as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches 98 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 37 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research and social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services and technology license agreements.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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