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Trust Across America Announces the 2017 Corporate Integrity Monitor

According to Trust Across America’s FACTS® Framework, high integrity public companies have less risk and better long-term outperformance.

Our quantitative, objective model (companies do not know they are being analyzed nor are any internal employee surveys completed) was initially constructed in 2008 and measures the corporate trustworthiness/integrity of the largest 2,000 U.S. public companies.

This, by order of magnitude, is the most comprehensive and fact-based ongoing study on this subject. We analyze quarterly and rank order by company, sector and market capitalization. We are particularly interested in tracking individual companies and sector trends over time.

Our findings have previously been reported in The Harvard Business Review, Strategic Finance Magazine, The Huffington Post, Industry Leaders Magazine and other publications. 

The FACTS Framework considers:

  • Financial Strength and Stability
  • Accounting Cnservativeness
  • Corporate Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Sustainability

Ranked from best to worst according to their FACTS Score, here are the corporate sectors of the Russell 1000:

Consumer Staples



Computer and Technology




Retail / Wholesale

Business Services

Consumer Discretiionary


Industrial Products




For more information about the FACTS Framework, please click here.


Barbara Brooks Kimmel is the CEO and Cofounder of Trust Across America-Trust Around the World whose mission is to help organizations build trust. She also runs the world's largest global Trust Alliance and is the editor of the award winning TRUST INC. book series and a Managing Member at FACTS® Asset Management, a New Jersey registered investment advisor. In 2012 she was named one of “25 Women who are Changing the World” by Good Business International. In 2017 she was named a Fellow of the Governance & Accountability Institute.