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Worthington Gains Recognition as One of America's Most Trustworthy Companies

Newsweek, in collaboration with market research partner Statista, recognized the Most Trustworthy Companies in America across 23 industries. Worthington is one of only 29 companies honored in the Machines & Industrial Equipment category.

Newsweek selected the Most Trustworthy Companies based on a holistic approach to evaluating trust. Three main public touchpoints of trust were considered: customer trust, investor trust and employee trust.

Sonya Higginbotham, senior vice president and chief of corporate affairs, communications and sustainability, said, “The three touchpoints of trust considered for this recognition are a direct reflection of our people-first, Golden Rule-based Philosophy that guides us to do the right thing for our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders. We’re grateful to be included alongside fellow honorees that also champion trust in their respective organizations.”

According to Newsweek, it reviewed a pool of approximately 3,400 U.S.-based companies (1,900 publicly held and 1,500 privately held) with revenues greater than $500 million. The 700 best-rated companies in all trust dimensions earned a spot on the list. Rankings were based on the results of an independent survey from a sample of about 25,000 people in the United States.

Responses from participants who are customers, investors and/or employees earned a higher weight.

Participants submitted a total of 97,000 evaluations of companies. The top 1,000 companies from the survey that received enough evaluations and were rated best were considered for a social listening analysis. This process involved researching what was said about a company in various media segments of the Internet and evaluating whether it was positive, neutral or negative. In total, more than 532,000 mentions were gathered. All companies that were involved in any recent scandals or lawsuits relevant to a dimension of trust were excluded from the analysis.