LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PEOPLE magazine published its first 50 Companies That Care list to recognize U.S. companies with 1,000 or more employees that demonstrate respect, compassion and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment. Publix ranked No. 9 on the list.
“It’s so humbling that this recognition was based on feedback from Publix associates. Being a servant leader to our associates and our communities is part of what we pride ourselves on, so it’s an honor to be recognized as a company that cares,” Vice President of Human Resources Alison Midili Smith said.
PEOPLE magazine partnered with the Great Place to Work Institute to produce this list. Rankings are based on employees' responses to survey questions asking them to rate how their companies treat them on a day-to-day basis. Rankings also take into account employees' personal stories about the difference their workplaces have made in their lives and in their communities — and the generosity of their organization's benefits, financial donations and volunteerism.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 190,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,146 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.