Ranking in the top half of its industry, Berry will now be included in the JULCD Index and JUST ETF  

Global packaging leader Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has been recognized by JUST Capital on its 2024 list of America’s Most JUST Companies. Berry ranked in the top half – 22 out of 51 companies – of the “Industrial Goods” industry and 372 out of the largest U.S.-based corporations that make up the Russell 1000. 

Compared to 2023, Berry’s industry ranking improved by six spots and its overall rank improved by 223 spots. Berry’s performance improved across four out of five categories: workers, communities, environment, and shareholders and governance. Improvements are a result of the company investing in its employees, supporting the communities it operates within, minimizing its environmental impact, and prioritizing good governance.

“We are dedicated to ensuring a safe, ethical, inclusive, and rewarding work environment by creating a positive impact in communities where we operate around the world,” said Jeff Bennett, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Berry Global. “This significant improvement in our ranking supports our vision of becoming our industry employer of choice and underscores our commitment to sustainability, diversity, continuous improvement, and responsible growth.”

By ranking in the top half of its industry, Berry will now be included in the JUST U.S. Large Cap Diversified Index (JULCD) and corresponding JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (JUST) for the first time. The JULCD is JUST Capital’s flagship index that began live trading in November 2016. It tracks the top 50% of Russell 1000 companies ranked by JUST Capital by industry in order to help investors allocate capital to JUST-aligned investment strategies. Goldman Sachs Asset Management launched the Goldman Sachs JUST ETF (Ticker: JUST) in 2018 to help provide investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, the performance of the JULCD. 

For the annual rankings, JUST Capital collects and analyzes corporate data to evaluate the 1,000 largest public U.S. companies across 20 issues identified through comprehensive, ongoing public opinion research on Americans’ attitudes toward responsible corporate behavior. For the 2024 assessment, JUST Capital recognized 937 companies across 36 industries, ranking their performance in five categories weighted respectively: workers (42%), communities (18%), customers (14%), environment (11%), and shareholders and governance (16%). The annual rankings reflect the public opinion of roughly 3,000 Americans and evaluates the performance of companies relative to their industry and other companies in the Russell 1000 index.

Learn about how Berry is driving positive impact in the company's 2022 Sustainability Report.

About Berry

At Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), we create innovative packaging solutions that we believe make life better for people and the planet. We do this every day by leveraging our unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise to serve customers of all sizes around the world. Harnessing the strength in our diversity and industry-leading talent of over 40,000 global employees across more than 250 locations, we partner with customers to develop, design, and manufacture innovative products with an eye toward the circular economy. The challenges we solve and the innovations we pioneer benefit our customers at every stage of their journey. For more information, visit our website, or connect with us on LinkedIn or X.