World’s Most Ethical Companies® Provide Insight on Trust, Integrating Ethics into Strategy, Continuous Improvement and More in Ethisphere’s New Video Series
Insights from the World’s Most Ethical Companies Series also includes infographics and whitepapers.
New York, NY – July 31, 2014 – Ethisphere, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, today released a series of short videos featuring executives from the World’s Most Ethical Companies®, sharing their insights on the significance of the distinction for their companies and evolving best practices in corporate ethical behavior.
“At Ethisphere, we understand the unique value of bringing together a community of organizations and business leaders that forge the path to improved organizational transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “We’re delighted to share the insights of a few of these enlightened leaders with organizations across the globe and know that others will find their articulate expressions of what it means to be an ethical company both inspirational and practical.”
The video series includes top executives from world leading companies including:
- Jill Witter, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer, Novation
- Kelly Wilson Clark, Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, Holland America Line
- Jon Sullivan, Corporate Communications Manager, Aflac Incorporated
- Michelle St. John, Compliance Consultant, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
- William J. Dempster, Senior Vice President and Global Compliance Counsel, Marriot International Inc.
- Donald A. Sinko, Chief Integrity Officer, Cleveland Clinic
- Elisabeth W. Gehringer, Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Realogy Holdings Corporation
In the video series executives discuss a variety of topics related to ethics including the importance of integrating ethics into a company’s overall strategy and culture, the value of benchmarking, the importance of trust, and how the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation positively impacts a company’s business from their employees to their customers. Sample insights include:
“Being designated as a World’s Most Ethical Company raises the bar from simple compliance to acting with ethics and integrity. It’s one thing to know the rules, it’s another thing to do the right thing, and have that be what drives you.”
– Michelle St. John, Compliance Consultant, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
“We actually view the award as means of us benchmarking ourselves, and ensuring that we are continuing to be a best-in class type of company in terms of our compliance programs.”
– Jill Witter, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer, Novation
The full video series can be viewed here: https://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/insights-from-honorees/.
Additionally, Ethisphere is halfway through a four-part series of webcasts featuring data from the World’s Most Ethical Companies and is releasing whitepapers and infographics on each of the four topics including: “The Role of the Compliance Office,” “The Role of the Board and Senior Executives,” “How Departments Work Together” and “The Role of Employees.” To download the whitepapers and infographics or to register for parts three and four, visit: https://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/insights-from-honorees/series-resources.
In 2014, Ethisphere recognized 144 companies in 30 countries with its World’s Most Ethical Companies honor, distinguishing companies with superior achievements in transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance. The full list of the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be viewed here: https://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.
The Ethisphere® Institute
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 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™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: www.ethisphere.com.
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