Nov. 19, 2019 -- First Horizon National Corp. has been named to the 2020 list of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital, ranking third among banks and second in the financial services industry.
The list celebrates U.S. corporations that outperform their peers on important issues including worker pay and treatment, work-life balance, customer respect and privacy, community support, product quality and environmental impact, all while delivering long-term value and driving financial growth for shareholders.
“America’s Most JUST Companies are measurably outperforming their peers on the key issues Americans care about most: taking care of employees by paying a fair and living wage, providing good benefits, as well as equal opportunity and career development,” said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital. “Creating value for shareholders and stakeholders is not a zero sum game, with JUST companies earning 6% higher Return-on-Equity than their peers.”
Examples of how First Horizon delivers value to its shareholders and invests in its employees include a company-wide $15 per hour minimum wage, a $3.95 billion community benefits plan, employee volunteer contributions and a partnership with Operation HOPE to promote financial inclusion.
“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes and JUST Capital for delivering on our commitment to our communities, employees, customers and shareholders,” said Candace Steele Flippin, executive vice president and chief communication officer of First Horizon. “Providing better opportunities for our stakeholders has been a guiding principle since our company was founded more than 155 years ago.”
The JUST Capital Rankings evaluate the 1,000 largest publicly traded U.S. companies on a range of factors determined through one of the most comprehensive survey processes ever conducted on public attitudes toward corporate behavior, engaging 9,000 American respondents in 2019 and 96,000 total participants over the past six years. To see the full 2020 list, visit www.forbes.com/just100.