Ranking determined by independent survey of U.S. employees
KINGSPORT, Tenn., Aug. 24, 2020 — Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today was named to the Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers 2020 in the state of Tennessee. For its second annual ranking, Forbes partnered with global business data platform Statista to identify the organizations liked best by employees in each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.
“We are honored to be recognized in this way and to be named alongside so many notable and reputable companies,” said Chairman and CEO Mark Costa. “As we celebrate our centennial anniversary this year, I am proud that Eastman remains a relevant and thriving employer and that our Kingsport employees value being part of the Eastman team. This recognition reflects an appreciation of our culture, our values, and our purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way.”
America’s Best-in-State Employers were identified based on an independent survey from a vast sample of 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people. Employees were not consulted via their employers but anonymously through a series of online panels and provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce.
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Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit
About the Methodology
To determine the list, Statista surveyed 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors—the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce—and those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. The final list ranks the 1,430 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.