Compass Minerals Included in Forbes’ List of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America for 2015

Compass Minerals earned a notable honor from Forbes with inclusion in its 2015 list of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. This recognition is further evidence of the company’s success in building a transparent and accountable culture. 

The list was compiled by MSCI ESG Research after screening more than 5,500 publicly-traded North American companies to identify the 100 that most “consistently demonstrated transparent accounting practices and solid corporate governance.”

Companies are judged against their Aggressive Accounting and Governance Risk (AGRs) and scored on a 1 to 100 point scale. Factors considered include high risk behaviors like regulatory actions, amended filings, revenue and expense recognition methods and bankruptcy risk. This year, greater emphasis was placed on issues of corporate governance.

Compass Minerals is listed in the mid cap group and scored an 80 for its current AGR and an 89 average AGR for the last four quarters.

“Everything we do parallels our Core Values – and fundamental to those values is our commitment to operating with integrity,” said Fran Malecha, Compass Minerals president and CEO. “Recognition by Forbes exemplifies our promise to continue to do business with transparency. Our values and our strategic vision will guide our path forward.”