CHICAGO (April 29, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products, global leader in fiber cement technology, today announced it was named to the Forbes' list of Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. James Hardie was ranked among 13 other large companies across various industries. The annual list developed by GMI Ratings is based on the accounting and governance behaviors of more than 8,000 publicly-traded companies in North America. A corporation’s reliability is based on: High risk events, revenue and expense recognition methods, SEC actions and bankruptcy risk. The companies that made the list garnered the 100 highest scores for trustworthy behavior over the four quarters of the previous fiscal year.
"We are honored to be recognized for our reputation as a trustworthy company. This is a competitive list, and we are pleased to be named among other superior brands," said Matt Marsh, chief financial officer at James Hardie. "Transparency is held in high regard at James Hardie, and this is an acknowledgment of our commitment to being a responsible corporation citizen."
The Forbes Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America list can be viewed here: