The Boeing Company and Ethisphere will partner to host key ethics and compliance leaders from Brazil and Latin America, and facilitate the sharing of best practices, ideas and other insight around ethical leadership in the region.
Sao Paulo, Brazil – July 11, 2014 – The Boeing Company and Ethisphere will partner in Sao Paulo, Brazil later this month, bringing together top ethics and compliance leaders from across the region to facilitate and advance the dialogue around business ethics.
The two organizations will host a forum attended by leading ethics and compliance practitioners from Latin America, representing a broad mix of multinational companies. The forum will provide an opportunity for these leaders to create a dialogue on challenges and best practices in creating and sustaining a globally integrated ethics and compliance program, and how to leverage ethical behavior as a way to improve company performance.
“We are thrilled to be working with Boeing, a best-in-class company that operates in more than 140 countries, to help facilitate the sharing of ideas around ethical practices across Latin America and the relationship of ethics and integrity to improved performance,” Timothy Erblich, CEO of Ethisphere, said. “The company is able to contribute a tremendous amount of operational expertise, and its leaders are able to provide strong insight into the important discussion around ethical practices.”
Boeing and Ethisphere will also lead a conversation between Brazilian and Latin American CEOs, bringing together like-minded leaders, dedicated to expanding ethical practices across the region, to network and share ideas on integrity and leadership.
“Ethics is a performance driver that can mean the difference in a company succeeding or failing. That fact is magnified in a global business environment where there are varying cultural norms and highly complex regulatory standards,” said Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Brazil. “For Boeing, where lives depend on our integrity – the integrity of our products and our people – participating in these discussions with other business leaders allows us to both learn and share best practices with our industry peers.”
Boeing will also join Ethisphere at the second annual Latin America Ethics Summit, taking place at the Hotel Unique, on July 16 and 17, in which CEOs, general counsel, compliance and ethics officers, and other thought leaders will come together to discuss the business ethics environment across Latin America. The Summit provides an opportunity for these leaders to share ideas, learn from one another and network alongside individuals representing best in class global companies.
Ms. Hrinak will participate as part of a keynote presentation on day one of the Latin America Ethics Summit, titled Leaders on Ethics. She will share insight into Boeing’s global ethics and compliance program, as well as the link between ethical behavior and improved performance globally.
For more information on the Latin America Ethics Summit, please visit http://www.latinamericaethicssummit.com.
The Ethisphere® Institute is an independent center of research, best practices and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance and enables organizations to improve governance, mitigate risk, and enhance relationships with employees, business partners, investors and the broad regulatory community. Ethisphere evaluates and benchmarks compliance and governance programs, honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies’™ recognition program, and publishes Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. Learn more at https://ethisphere.com.
About The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 169,000 people in more than 65 countries. Total company revenues for 2013 were $86.6 billion.
Ana Paula Ferreira