Time Inc.’s People Announces “50 Companies That Care”

People Partners with Great Place to Work® to Identify Top U.S.
Companies Caring For Their Communities, Their Employees, and the World

Salesforce Named No. 1 on People’s First Annual List

People.com/50CompaniesThatCare
#50CompaniesCare

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#50CompaniesCare–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

1. Salesforce

2. Ultimate Software

3. Veterans United Home Loans

4. Genentech

5. SAS

6. Wegmans

7. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

8. Adobe Systems Incorporated

9. Publix Super Markets

10. NuStar

ABOUT PEOPLE

Time Inc.’s People (NYSE:TIME) revolutionized personality journalism
when it launched as a weekly in 1974 with a mission to celebrate
extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing
extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop
culture more than 40 years later, the People brand is accessible across
all media and platforms (print, digital, video, OTT, mobile, social)
bringing more than 80 million consumers a unique mix of breaking
entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the
red carpet, celebrities, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling
newsmakers of our time. An essential component of People’s editorial
vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the
lives of our passionate audience. ComScore ranks the
People/Entertainment Weekly Digital Network No. 1 in the entertainment
news category. And now, the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN)
app offers a free, advertiser-supported OTT streaming video service.
People is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in New
York with reporters worldwide. For more information visit People.com
and Timeinc.com,
and follow @people on Twitter and Instagram, @peoplemag
on Facebook, and the People channel on YouTube and on Snapchat’s
Discover.

ABOUT GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust,
high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment
tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best
Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the
benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and
recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great
Place to Work produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work
For® list and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists,
including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, and Small and Medium
companies, as well as lists representing many different industries.
Great Place to Work provides executive advisory and culture
consulting services
 to businesses, non-profits, and government
agencies in over 50 countries across six continents. Follow Great Place
to Work online at Greatplacetowork.com
and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Contacts

People:
Julie Farin, Marnie Perez, 212-522-6300
or
Great
Place to Work:

Melissa Krantz, 917-653-6716
mkrantz@krantzandco.com
or
Jill
Totenberg, 917-697-6900
jtotenberg@totenberggroup.com