Eastman Chemical Company, a provider of advanced materials, chemicals and fibers, was added to Forbes’ fourth annual list of Best-in-State Employers 2022 in Tennessee.

The Best-in-State Employers list recognizes companies that have been able to navigate the turbulent waters of the pandemic, the economic downturn and a change in worker priorities, all the while ensuring the well-being and safety of their workers.

“We’re excited to be included as a best-in-state employer by Forbes for the third consecutive year,” says Mark Costa, board chair and CEO. “Eastman is a material innovation company, but more than that, we’re a widely diverse and inclusive people company. The fact that our people are the ones who ranked us highly and say they are willing to recommend Eastman to friends and family speaks volumes. I’m deeply honored and continue to be proud of the innovative solutions Eastman people deliver every day.”

The list is compiled by Forbes and market research company Statista. The list is divided into 51 rankings — one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia — and was compiled by surveying 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.

Surveys were conducted anonymously, allowing participants to share their opinions freely. The final list ranks the 1,382 employers that received the most recommendations.

The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their employers to friends and family. Employees were also asked to evaluate other employers in their respective industries and indicate the positives and negatives.