Ethics are absolute. Business ethics are relational. And ethical leadership requires a position of influence. What does that mean? Certainly there are absolutes to business ethics, such as respecting employees and stakeholders, competing fairly and within the law and being a responsible corporate citizen. Companies routinely compete for recognition for their “corporate citizenship” or a “best place to work” award. And predictably, a select few pharmaceutical companies, a handful of consulting and high-tech firms and a couple of retailers appear near the top of the list.Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winners of the World’s Most Ethical Companies are the standouts. Each of these companies will have materially higher scores versus their competitors. They are the companies who force other companies to follow their leadership or fall behind. These are the companies who use ethical leadership as a profit driver. And each of these companies embody the true spirit of Ethisphere’s credo, “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.”
Wonder what the process is to be considered for the World’s Most Ethical Companies Rankings? Is your company large enough? How time consuming is it and what will it require? Click Here and find out the entire World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking process. A list of frequently asked questions is also available here.
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Find the complete list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies from 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
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