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Dell, Petco, ON Semiconductor, 3M, HCA and Waste Management Join Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance

New members cite the ongoing commitment to ethics and integrity and the importance of benchmarking their programs against the World’s Most Ethical Companies® to move their programs forward.

New York, NY – April 28, 2015 – 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.

“Waste Management strives to be the leader in our industry for demonstrating the highest standards of ethics and integrity,” said Waste Management’s Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Steve Morgan. “Joining BELA gave us the opportunity to benchmark our programs with other top companies from other industries.”

Measurement Matters
BELA Membership includes benchmarking that enables companies to compare their programs and practices against the World’s Most Ethical Companies to continue to raise the bar.

“At Petco, we have a long-standing commitment to integrity and it’s the guiding principle behind all that we do,” said Petco’s VP, Ethics & Compliance, Jim Thomas. “We look forward to learning from other BELA members as we strive to continually improve our ethics & compliance programs.

Learn from Your Peers
Additionally, membership includes 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.

“BELA membership illustrates our ongoing commitment to Compliance and Ethics at ON Semiconductor,” said ON Semiconductor’s Senior Compliance & Ethics Liaison, Steve Larson. “We look forward to improving our Compliance and Ethics program by measuring performance and leveraging peer expertise within the BELA Community.”

“Being an active member of BELA is just another way to show Dell’s commitment to winning with integrity,” said Dell’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Mike McLaughlin. “We look forward to collaborating with other BELA members to drive the conversation of ethics as a critical differentiator in business. “

“Ethisphere continues to lead and set standards for corporate integrity thanks to its membership,” said BELA’s Executive Director, Susan Frank Divers. “Our members build and sustain ethics in the business community by their commitment to ethics and best practices. Ethisphere facilitates and enhances benchmarking, strengthening this effort. Now more than ever, customers, employees and other stakeholders expect higher levels of transparency and integrity from the corporate sector. BELA members are building reputations and trust in the market place by showcasing their leadership and continued commitment to corporate ethics.”

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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. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine and The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. More information about Ethisphere can be found at:


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