Companies are selected based on the opinions of American workers. The most important factor in determining a company’s ranking on the list comes from the likelihood of current employees recommending their company to friends or family.
“At Eastman, we strive to inspire talented people to innovate and drive growth,” said Mark Costa, Board Chair and CEO. “We are excited to be included on this list and ranked highest among our peer group in the industry. The fact that companies are chosen based on input from American workers, reinforces that our people not only drive our strategy and vision, but also our culture. Our people continue to make Eastman an employer of choice for the best and brightest talent, and a company I’m honored to represent every day.”
In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes asked 30,000 American employees – 82% full-timers – working for large firms or institutions to rate their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of 0 to 10, and further, how they feel about the other employers in their respective industries. The employees who took part in the survey were consulted anonymously through several online access panels, not through their employers. The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, and ethnicity) in the sample represents American employees.
In total 1,000 employers have been awarded. Of those awarded 500 are large employers and 500 are midsize employers.
Note: The peer group for 2017 consists of the following issuers: Akzo Nobel NV; Albemarle Corporation; Ashland Global Holdings Inc.; Celanese Corporation; DowDupont Inc.; FMC Corporation; Huntsman Corporation; International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.; Lanxess AG; LyondellBasell Industries NV; PPG Industries Inc.; The Sherwin Williams Company; and Westlake Chemical Corporation.
(Eastman Chemical Company 2017 Annual Report, page 103.)
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.