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 – Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – The Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices and designator of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®, announced today the latest list of organizations to join the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), a community of companies who realize the inherent value of ethical leadership and its effects on company performance.
“To be a World’s Most Ethical Company, it’s important to never be complacent with what you are doing today. We joined BELA to identify best practices that can help us improve our program even further,” explained Rockwell Collins’ Senior Director, Ethics & Business Compliance, Dorene MacVey. “We want to leverage BELA to network with other industries and global companies who are faced with similar challenges and have identified innovative solutions to promote strong ethical cultures.”
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.
“Liquidity Services is a global solution provider in the reverse supply chain with the world’s largest marketplace for business surplus,” said Jill M. Williamson, Compliance Officer for Liquidity Services, Inc. “We are setting the standard for best practices in the industry, working with the world’s leading companies to provide innovative, sustainable solutions for their surplus assets and inventory. Integrity is a core part of who we are as a company and joining the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance community is another way of showcasing our dedication to ethical leadership.”
“I am very excited about the opportunity to network with some of the most respected professionals in the field of ethics,” added Concurrent Technologies Corporation Ethics Officer, Executive Director, Corporate Governance & Compliance, John Bartholomew. “I truly believe that benchmarking CTC against industry leaders will result in a stronger ethics program for my company and lead to my own professional growth.”
“We are honored to work with leaders at these organizations and others around the globe who recognize the link between ethics and company performance,” said the Ethisphere Institute’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Ethisphere is committed to enhancing the programming, resources and tools available to members to aid in advancing ethical business standards globally.”
Over 25 BELA members participated in Ethisphere’s Second Annual Latin America Ethics Summit held in São Paulo, Brazil on July 16-17, 2014 including those from General Electric, CH2M Hill, Walmart, Jones Lang LaSalle, Teradata, PepsiCo and more.
To learn more about BELA visit: www.ethisphere.com/bela.
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.