NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Inc.’s People reveals its first annual list of “Companies That Care,” spotlighting 50 U.S. companies with 1,000 or more employees that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating respect, compassion, and concern for their communities, their employees, and the environment. People partnered with research and consulting firm Great Place to Work to identify the top U.S. companies that best fit the criteria. Salesforce, the San Francisco-based cloud computing company that sells customer relationship management tools, landed the No. 1 spot on People’s 2017 list of “50 Companies That Care” because of its laser focus on “Ohana” (an inclusive, supportive, and open environment based on the Hawaiian concept of family culture), serious dedication to philanthropy (Salesforce has given out more than $160 million in grants), and community service (employees are eligible for seven paid days off per year to support their pet causes). In 2015, Courtney Loomis, director of recruiting and employee events at Salesforce, helped first and second graders in Sri Lanka with reading and writing. “I came back with a renewed perspective on life, love, and compassion for mankind,” she tells People.
Salesforce, in addition to the 49 other companies that made the list, will be featured in the April 10, 2017 issue of People, which hits newsstands nationwide on Friday, March 31. NuStar, one of the largest independent liquids and pipeline operators, landed in the Top 10 for loaning the company jet to move a family and their dogs to a remote Caribbean island; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital came in at No. 7 for not only treating children with catastrophic illnesses for free, but for caring for the caregivers, too, offering onsite counseling services and special support for those with loved ones deployed in the military. Read more company stories and view the full list at: People.com/50CompaniesThatCare.
To identify the “50 Companies That Care,” People teamed up with Great Place to Work to produce the list using the research and consulting firm’s extensive database and inside knowledge of outstanding workplaces around the globe. The list is based on nearly 370,000 employees’ responses to surveys that asked them to rate how their companies treat them on a day-to-day basis. The list also takes into account employees’ personal stories about the difference their workplaces have made in their lives and in their communities – and the generosity of their organizations’ benefits, financial donations, and volunteerism.
In his editor’s letter, Jess Cagle, Editor-in-Chief of People, writes: "It's a pleasure to celebrate companies that take special care of their employees and communities, and to tell the inspiring stories of the workers and families who've benefited from these firms' compassion and respect. Our list of Companies That Care is also a great resource for consumers who want to support businesses that give back. I don’t really have any need for petroleum storage, but NuStar’s (No. 10 on the list) generous sharing of its corporate jet with workers in need makes me want to be a customer.”
Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, adds, "We are elated to work with People to call out these extraordinary organizations. They deserve attention -- not just for making life better for their employees -- but also for demonstrating the profound difference a company can make when it fosters a culture of caring.”
PEOPLE’S 2017 TOP 10 “COMPANIES THAT CARE”
View full list at People.com/50CompaniesThatCare
2. Ultimate Software
3. Veterans United Home Loans
7. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
8. Adobe Systems Incorporated
9. Publix Super Markets
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