Publix Super Markets Inc. is among the most compassionate companies in the country, according to a new ranking from PEOPLE magazine.

PEOPLE on Wednesday published its inaugural list of 50 Companies that Care, recognizing companies “that show extraordinary compassion for their employees, their communities and the environment as well as being military friendly and embracing diversity.”

Lakeland-based Publix ranked No. 9 on the list. The rankings were based on employee surveys at almost 1,000 U.S. companies. PEOPLE partnered with Great Place to Work on the rankings.