NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA), is ranked 6th on Barron’s 2019 list of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies, according to an article published in the Feb. 11 issue of the investment news publication. This ranking marks a significant jump from Voya’s position in 2018 (No. 46), which was the inaugural year that Barron’s published the list. Voya was also the highest-ranking financial services company on Barron’s 2019 list. The rankings are designed to provide information on factors that affect investment risk and performance, and that are of interest to investors.
Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin, Jr. attributed Voya’s top-10 ranking to several milestones achieved – and accolades earned – during 2018 that reflected the company’s commitment to ethical business practices and diversity and inclusion at all levels of the enterprise.
“We are honored by this distinguished recognition of Voya’s corporate sustainability performance,” said Martin. “Since becoming an independent company in 2013, we have driven significant shareholder value by several measures – while demonstrating our company’s commitment to our values as reflected in important areas of focus such as ethical business practices, diversity and inclusion, and serving the disabilities and special needs community.”
To determine the rankings, Calvert Research and Management, an arm of Eaton Vance, assesses the 1,000 largest publicly held companies, with headquarters in the U.S., by market value. Calvert calculates the rankings by measuring sustainability performance based on 300 indicators across five categories: shareholders, employees, customers, planet and community.
More information about Barron’s ranking of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies can be found on the Barron’s website.
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.8 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $8.5 billion in revenue in 2018. The company had $467 billion in total assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2018. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has been recognized as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute; as a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; and as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” on the Disability Equality Index by Disability:IN. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya.