Publix recognized on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired list
LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 1, 2023 — Fortune has once again named Publix on its World’s Most Admired Companies list, ranking the company No. 44 overall.
For decades, Publix has worked to take care of its neighbors and communities, and helping alleviate hunger is at the heart of the company’s charitable efforts. In 2021, Publix launched its Feeding More Together register campaign, allowing customers to donate at the register to provide nonperishable items for local food banks. Publix then matches customer donations with the purchase of fresh produce from Southeastern farmers and donates it to Feeding America member food banks. This campaign has provided more than 232 million meals to people facing hunger since launching two years ago.
In addition to hunger alleviation efforts, the company is committed to being good stewards of our environment. In 2021, Publix announced plans to support the removal of nuisance trees and plants in the Florida Everglades through projects with the National Audubon Society and the National Park Foundation. These multiyear projects focus on water restoration, but also improve habitats for native species and provide benefits for surrounding communities. The company also has a long-standing collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees throughout Florida, largely funded by the sale of Publix reusable bags.
Publix is also committed to taking care of its associates. From company ownership to educational and training support, Publix believes that investing in associates helps attract and retain top talent. Valuing a promote-from-within culture, in 2022 Publix promoted more than 44,000 associates companywide.
“Since 1930, we’ve remained true to the philosophies and principles set forth by our founder, George Jenkins,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “Our associates go above and beyond to take care of our customers and communities every day. We’re honored to be recognized for these efforts.”
The World’s Most Admired Companies list is determined based on ratings calculated from thousands of businesspeople within each industry. Survey respondents rate companies in their industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and the ability to attract talent.
To read more about the company’s ranking and see the full list, visit fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/2023.
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