EVANSVILLE, Ind., October 23, 2023 – For the first time, Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has been named one of America’s Best In-State Employers by Forbes based on in-state direct, national in-industry indirect, and direct recommendations from employees. Berry is honored to be joined by 1,392 total organizations on the list, and proudly accepts its ranking for the state of Indiana.
The ranking evaluates multinational companies and institutions to determine which ones excel in corporate impact and image, talent development, gender equality, and social responsibility.
“As a large employer in our home state of Indiana, we are proud to receive the recognition as one of the state’s top employers,” said Jeffrey Bennett, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer. “Worldwide, we focus on safety, ethical business practices, talent development, and employee engagement. Through our efforts, we are providing employees with a great place to work and grow in their careers.”
Berry has placed special emphasis on its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts, including its industry-leading safety record, robust employee development efforts, and modernized code of ethics. Key highlights from Berry’s Impact Report include:
• Lower than industry average safety incident rate for a sixth consecutive year
• Conducted first Employee Engagement Survey with 75% participation rate
• Introduced a modern Global Code of Business Ethics in 26 languages
• Completed 1.8 million training hours across the organization
• Became a signatory to the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion”
• Announced goal to achieve 30% circular plastics use by 2030, surpassing Berry’s previous goal to use 10% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin by 2025
Berry employs over 4,000 team members throughout nine locations in the state of Indiana, in addition to its global headquarters in Evansville, IN. Across these facilities, the company manufactures a variety of plastic packaging components such as containers, closures, tubes, and bottles for use in food, beverage, personal care, and healthcare applications. In addition to its rigid packaging presence, the company manufacturers flexible films for use in pallet containment, can liners, and packaging products.
About the ranking
To compile the list of the Best Employers by State 2023, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey a total of 70,000 full- or part-time employees across all 50 states and the District of Columbia who work at companies with more than 500 workers nationwide. Participants were asked whether they would recommend their employer to friends and family, and to evaluate their employer based on criteria including working conditions, diversity, compensation packages, potential for development, and company image.
Participants were also asked to assess employers beyond their own: Respondents could evaluate employers in their particular state; nationally, participants were able to rate employers anywhere within their respective industries. All surveys were anonymous to encourage candor.
The number of organizations that made the list in each state varied by the size of its companies and workforce. Ultimately, a total of 1392 organizations made the list. Of those, 1123 companies are ranked in one state only and 269 are ranked in more than one state.