”……..For the past decade the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Ethisphere Institute – an organization focused on gauging ethical business practices – has put out a list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” This week the firm announced its 2016 honorees—firms it feels represent some of the best the international business world has to offer. (See full list below.)
This year Ethisphere’s roster includes 131 companies from 21 countries, representing 45 industries. The list includes 14 10-time honorees and 13 first-time honorees.
The overall goal of Ethisphere’s rankings are to reward organizations with good practices and offer a model – and actionable advice – on how corporate entities should conduct themselves, says chief marketing and strategy officer, Tia Smallwood. “The papers are filled with scandals and companies that made judgment errors, that made policy errors or that don’t have good practices in place to handle things like non-retaliation or transparency or open reporting, or have had a crisis and handled it poorly,” she said. “But there a lot of companies that are really trying to do things the right way…………………….”