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Clune Construction, Cushman & Wakefield, Ingredion, LifeLock, USAA and Weyerhaeuser Join the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance

New members cite the importance of continuous improvement and the opportunity to benchmark their programs against the World’s Most Ethical Companies® while leveraging the collective experience of their peers.

New York, NY – December 18, 2014 – Ethisphere, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced today the latest list of organizations to join the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA); a community of companies who recognize the inherent value of ethical leadership and are working to move business forward with ethics and integrity.

“For the past 30 years we’ve gone beyond what is expected of us by both our industry and clients by focusing on trust, honesty and integrity at every stage of a project,” said Clune Construction’s Chairman and CEO, Mike Clune. “By joining BELA, we are now part of a distinguished list of companies from all over the world that, like Clune Construction, value honest and ethical business practices. We are very excited to be a part of such a great association.”

“Trust and integrity are fundamental to how Cushman & Wakefield conducts business,” explained Cushman & Wakefield’s Division General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer, Maria J. D’Avanzo. “We are thrilled to join a community of likeminded companies who recognize the value of ethical leadership and look forward to joining forces with other BELA members to promote professionalism, integrity and ethical business practices.”

“As a leading global ingredient supplier, Ingredion is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards. These standards have been the foundation of the excellent reputation we’ve built and maintained for over 100 years,” added Ingredion’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Christine M. Castellano. “We are anxious to collaborate with best-in-class peers through BELA, to learn from them and share our best practices to further enhance the community of ethical companies.”

Member Benefits
Membership enables companies to benchmark their programs against the World’s Most Ethical Companies, provides access to Ethics Summits around the globe, peer-to-peer networking via local, global, industry-specific and virtual events, on-demand access to thought leadership content and webcasts, corporate subscription to Ethisphere Magazine and more.

“The hallmark of BELA is the strength and contribution of leading companies who comprise it’s membership,” said Ethisphere’s Director of Engagement Services, Laara van Loben Sels. “We are delighted to welcome them into the community and are looking forward to continuing the dialogue of corporate ethical leadership.”

Of the 22 speakers confirmed to speak at the upcoming Global Ethics Summit, 12 are members of BELA community including Hartford Financial, Juniper Networks, Weyerhaeuser, Wyndham Worldwide, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Cisco Systems, Cleveland Clinic, T-Mobile, BMO Financial, UPS, CACI and MassMutual. The 7th annual event, which is set for March 10-11, 2015 in New York, will highlight the importance of core company values and the impact on ethical performance, reputation and behavior.

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About Ethisphere
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. We have a deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere believes integrity and transparency impact the public trust and the bottom line of any organization.


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