JUST Capital is an independent nonprofit that tracks, analyzes, and engages with large corporations and their investors on how they perform on the public’s priorities. Its research, rankings, indexes, and data-driven tools aim to empower all market participants to help build a more just economy.
The 2020 rankings, based on corporate performance and transparency on the topics that matter most to the American public, were published on November 12, 2019. The 2020 rankings cover 830 companies from various industries, 36 of which are apparel / textile brands or retailers. JUST Capital conducts their own analysis of data primarily from company websites and sustainability reports. It also uses financial filings and, in some cases, third-party providers to evaluate company performance against the American public’s definition of just corporate performance. Companies have six weeks to review and provide further or corrected information via an online portal or by contacting JUST Capital directly before scores are published.
|# and type of entity||36 Brands, Retailers|
|# of metrics disclosed||43 scores (7 for each Driver and 36 for each Component)|
|# of data points gathered per entity||120|
|Year of first public disclosure||2016|
|Data collection method||Secondary desk research|
|Data verification method||Brand/Retailer Self-Disclosure | Desk-Based 3rd Party Verification (public sources)|
|Themes evaluated||Environment, Environmental performance, Equality and non-discrimination, Human rights policies, Living wage, Occupational health and safety, Participation in human rights-related multi-stakeholder initiatives or industry initiatives, Privacy, Regulatory framework and enforcement, Social policy, Transparency, Vocational guidance and training, Wages, Worker benefits|
|Vehicle for disclosure||Searchable database of overall scores and qualitative descriptions of each company's performance|
|Cost to access||Free|
|Intended users of the Disclosure||Brands and retailers, Consumers, Investors, NGOs and civil society|