Five Hoosier companies are named as ‘Most Responsible’ by Newsweek

(photo courtesy of Cummins)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Five Indiana-based companies are among a list of nearly 400 U.S. firms named as the most responsible corporations in the country by Newsweek. Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is the highest-ranked Hoosier company at No. 24.

The publication says the 2021 America’s Most Responsible Companies list represents companies that “care about being good citizens and give back to the communities.”

The Indiana companies making the list:

No. 24 Cummins Inc.
No. 118 Eli Lilly & Co.
No. 254 Simon Property Group
No. 271 Hill-Rom Holdings
No. 311 Zimmer-Biomet Holdings

Newsweek partnered with analytical firm Statista to gauge the companies on environmental stewardship, social engagement, and corporate governance.

“As you can see, the 399 companies on our list are in dozens of different industries and vary widely in size. But they share the values that we all prioritize, and that’s worth recognizing in any year,” said Nancy Cooper, Newsweek’s Global editor-in-chief.

The 399 companies were selected from 2,000 of the largest public companies by revenue in the U.S. Newsweek says it only looked at companies that have a published Corporate Responsibility Report.

The publication says it also surveyed 7,500 U.S. citizens about perceptions of the companies.

Other companies with sizeable staffs and investment in Indiana, but are not headquartered here, also made the list. Click here to view the rankings.