HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hartford ranks highest among insurance companies on the 2024 JUST 100 list by independent research nonprofit JUST Capital and CNBC. This marks the sixth consecutive year that The Hartford has been included on the list. Overall, The Hartford ranked No. 15 on the list, which honors companies’ commitments to serving employees, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders.
The Hartford also ranked No. 1 in the insurance industry for its support of communities through job creation, charitable giving and volunteering, and also leading on environmental issues.
“We are honored to be recognized as the top insurer on America’s Most JUST companies list,” said Claire Burns, chief marketing and communications officer for The Hartford. “We believe our success as a top insurer is rooted in sustainable business practices and operating with integrity, which are fundamental to delivering value to all our stakeholders.”
The America’s Most JUST Companies list ranks the top 100 publicly-traded U.S. corporations that, according to JUST Capital and CNBC, pay a fair and living wage, cultivate a diverse and inclusive workforce, prioritize being accountable to all stakeholders, generate returns for investors, and protect worker health and safety, among other measures.
“American capitalism has to work for more Americans. For this to happen, the private sector, and especially big corporations, must take the lead in creating value for all their stakeholders,” said JUST Capital CEO Martin Whittaker. “That’s exactly what the JUST 100 are doing. They show that just business is better business.”
For the annual rankings, JUST Capital collects and analyzes corporate data to evaluate the 1,000 largest public U.S. companies across 20 issues as identified through the most comprehensive surveys conducted on public attitudes toward responsible corporate behavior, engaging more than 170,000 participants since 2015.
The Hartford’s sustainability strategy leverages the strengths of our businesses and rests on the principle that doing good can be mutually beneficial to both society and our stakeholders, as outlined in the most recent Sustainability Highlight Report.
About The Methodology
Since 2015, JUST Capital has surveyed more than 170,000 Americans on what Issues they believe U.S. companies should prioritize most when it comes to just business behavior. Those issues become the foundation by which we track, analyze, and incentivize corporate behavior change, including the Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies. JUST evaluated 954 companies across 5 stakeholders, 20 Issues, and 241 raw data points to produce the 2022 Rankings, including the JUST 100 and Industry Leader lists. This selection of companies draws from the Russell 1000 Index, which represents over 90% of the U.S. stock market value. The 2021 Annual Issues Survey was conducted in association with SSRS – an objective, non-partisan research institution that provides scientifically rigorous statistical surveys – among a general population sample of 3,000 U.S. adults.
About The Hartford
The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at https://www.thehartford.com.
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG) operates through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. For additional details, please read The Hartford’s legal notice.
About JUST Capital
The mission of JUST Capital, an independent nonprofit, is to demonstrate how just business – defined by the priorities of the public – is better business. Our goal is to help companies create value for all their stakeholders – their workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders – by focusing on the issues that matter most to Americans. To date, we’ve polled more than 170,000 Americans on the issues they believe companies should prioritize when it comes to just business behavior, and those insights guide our work. We believe that business and markets can and must be a force for the greater good and that by shifting the resources of the $21.6 trillion private sector, we can drive competition to build a better future for all. Our research, rankings, indexes, initiatives, and new offerings like the JUST Jobs Scorecard help track, analyze, incentivize, and scale corporate stakeholder performance. JUST Capital publishes the annual list of America’s Most JUST Companies, the JUST 100, in partnership with CNBC. To learn more, visit: www.JUSTCapital.com.
CNBC is a leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business content consumed by more than a half billion people per month across all platforms. The network’s live news programming in North America is produced at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC also offers content through its vast portfolio of digital products including CNBC.com, which provides financial market news and information to CNBC’s investor audience. To learn more, visit https://www.cnbc.com/digital-products/.