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2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies
EthiSPhere ^ | June 2011 | EthiSphere

Posted on 06/27/2011 9:06:06 AM PDT by for-q-clinton

The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. WME honorees demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries, putting into real business practice the Institute’s credo of “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.”

There is no set number of companies that make the list each year. Rather, the World’s Most Ethical Company designation is awarded to those companies that have leading ethics and compliance programs, particularly as compared to their industry peers. This year, there are 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Of these companies, 36 are new to the list in 2011 and 26 companies dropped off from the 2010 list. These “drop offs” generally occurred because of litigation and ethics violations, as well as increased competition from within their industry.

IT CAN PAY TO BE ETHICAL

Investing in ethics is beneficial for any company, even in a recession. The below graph compares the “WME Index,” or all publicly traded 2011 World’s Most Ethical Company honorees, against the S&P 500 since the initial World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition from 2007.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Technical
KEYWORDS: apple; company; ethical; ethicalcompanies; microsoft
Interesting list. Noticed that 0 US Banks are on the list. Ford Motor is the only US car company on the list. Microsoft is on the list, but Apple and Google are not. Telecom T-Mobile made it, but ATT and Verizon did not.

Overall though there are ton of US companies in the list.

1 posted on 06/27/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: ShadowAce

Tech ping please. Lots of Tech related info in this list.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 9:06:50 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton
5. The Winners…

The highest EQ scores for each industry became this year’s 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

You can find more in-depth information on the methodology for 2011’s World’s Most Ethical Companies here.

2011 WORLD’S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES:

Aerospace

esIndra Sistemas

usRockwell Collins Inc.

usThe Aerospace Corporation

Apparel

deAdidas

israelComme Il Faut

usGap

usPatagonia

usTimberland

Auctions

useBay

Automotive

usCummins

jpDenso

usFord Motor Company

usJohnson Controls

Banking

auAustralia and New Zealand Banking Group

auNational Australia Bank

nlRabobank

gbStandard Chartered Bank

usThe Westpac Group

Business Services

ieAccenture

usDun & Bradstreet

usNoblis

Chemicals

usEcolab

usJM Huber

Computer Hardware

usHitachi Data Systems

Computer Software

usAdobe Systems

usMicrosoft

usSalesforce.com

usSymantec Corporation

usTeradata Corporation

Construction and Engineering

ieCRH

usGranite Construction

usParsons Corporation

Consumer Electronics

seElectrolux

jpRicoh

usXerox

Consumer Products

usColgate-Palmolive Company

deHenkel AG

jpKao Corporation

Diversified Industries

usGeneral Electric Co.

Electronics and Semiconductors

usFreescale Semiconductor

gbPremier Farnell

usTexas Instruments

Energy and Utilities

caEncana

noStatoil

usNextEra Energy, Inc.

gbNorthumbrian Water

dkVestas Wind

usWisconsin Energy Corporation

Engineering and Design

usAECOM Technology Corporation

usCH2M Hill

usFluor Corporation

Environmental Services

usWaste Management

Financial Services

usAmerican Express

inHousing Development Finance Corp

usNYSE Euronext

usThe Hartford Financial Services Group

Food and Beverage

usGeneral Mills

usPepsiCo

usSolae

usStonyfield Farm

Food Stores

fiKesko

gbThe Co-Operative Group

usWegmans

usWhole Food Market

Forestry, Paper and Packaging

usInternational Paper

usStora Enso Oyj

usSCA

Health and Beauty

brNatura Cosmeticos

Healthcare Services

usBaptist Health South Florida

usHospital Corporation of America

usPremier

Hotels, Travel and Hospitality

usKimpton Hotels

usMarriott International

beThe Rezidor Hotel Group

usWyndham Worldwide

Industrial Manufacturing

usCaterpillar

usDeere & Company

usEaton Corporation

usMilliken & Company

frSchneider Electric

Insurance

usAflac Incorporated

jpSompo Japan Insurance

swissSwiss Re

usWisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Co.

Internet

usZappos

Media, Publishing and Entertainment

caThomson Reuters

Medical Devices

usBecton Dickinson

nlRoyal Phillips

Metals

beUmicore

Real Estate

gbBritish Land plc

usJones Lang LaSalle

frUnibail-Rodamco

Restaurants and Cafes

usStarbucks Coffee Company

Specialty Pharma

usMedicis

Specialty Retail

usBest Buy Co.

seHennes & Mauritz

ptSonae

usTarget

usTen Thousand Villages

Staffing

usManpower

Telecom Hardware

usAvaya Inc.

usCisco Systems

usJuniper Networks

Telecom Services

sgSingapore Telecom

swissSwisscom

usT-Mobile USA

Transportation and Logistics

paAutoridad del Canal de Panama

jpEast Japan Railway Company

jpNippon Yusen Kabushi Kaisha

usUPS


3 posted on 06/27/2011 9:10:09 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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“....Microsoft was on the list....”

Bwahahahahahahahahah.

That pretty much negates the article doesn’t it?

You mean the company that has not had an original idea, evah?

The company that couldn’t design a 10 line code of basic without a bug?

The company who’s founder had to purchase the original OS from someone who actually had talent?


4 posted on 06/27/2011 9:15:05 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: for-q-clinton

I would add Chick-fil-A to the restaurant list.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 9:15:13 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: for-q-clinton

General Electric? seriously?


6 posted on 06/27/2011 9:17:38 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: for-q-clinton
http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical-companies-methodology/

There seems to be a fairly high emphasis on "environmental" and "sustainable" ethics.

7 posted on 06/27/2011 9:21:02 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: for-q-clinton

I am surprised that Intel is not on that list. I have done work for Intel and found their Engineers to be tough but highly honest. The company expects a lot but gives a lot. Just my opinion.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 9:23:38 AM PDT by RC2
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Add NextEra Energy to that list of jaw-droppers.


9 posted on 06/27/2011 9:25:51 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: for-q-clinton

General Electric is the most corrupt (major) company in America, totally in bed with the Chicago Regime.

I am calling serious bullsh*t on this list.


10 posted on 06/27/2011 9:28:36 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: RC2

Good point. I wonder if it’s becaue they also have a pretty big footprint in Israel that they get dinged.


11 posted on 06/27/2011 9:29:39 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Da Coyote

Got any facts to back that up? I’m not saying I agree with the list, but if you want to dispute an ethics list, how about stating some facts you can back up.

Everyone knows Microsoft has embraced and extended a lot of stuff, but to say they never had an original idea is just phony.

And that they can’t wite 10 lines of basic code without a bug...once again completely false.

There are many stories about the first OS...but I don’t recall many of them acting like it was a bad thing Microsoft did. Rather it was IBM’s inept attitude toward it that let it shake out like it did. And there’s other stories as well, but none really that blame Microsoft for IBMs lack of foresight.


12 posted on 06/27/2011 9:32:58 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton
T Mobile
Microsoft

Most Ethical companies, hahahahahaha, that's a good one.

13 posted on 06/27/2011 9:41:01 AM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: for-q-clinton

The fact that Salesforce.com is on it, immediately reduces this list “laughable”.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 9:52:48 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Nobama insisted.


15 posted on 06/27/2011 9:53:06 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: for-q-clinton; Da Coyote
...but to say they never had an original idea is just phony.

Exactly. MS Bob is just one of several examples.

:)

16 posted on 06/27/2011 9:54:23 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: OCCASparky

Best Buy??? They are the kings of bait and switch, not to mention the most incompetent staff of folks I have ever encountered. They have tried to sell me a $100 hdmi cable, when there was an equivalent for $30. I asked if they both met the standard. The answer was yes. So why the cost difference? Answer: “Duh, uh, its the $100 is just better.”


17 posted on 06/27/2011 9:57:01 AM PDT by SpirituTuo
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To: WOBBLY BOB

General Electric? seriously?

DITTO!!!


18 posted on 06/27/2011 10:06:44 AM PDT by MCCC
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To: ShadowAce

And clippy :-)


19 posted on 06/27/2011 10:32:47 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: SpirituTuo
They have tried to sell me a $100 hdmi cable, when there was an equivalent for $30. I asked if they both met the standard. The answer was yes. So why the cost difference? Answer: “Duh, uh, its the $100 is just better.”

Yeah, they are stupid. Even I would've at least told you that "It's de-oxygenated!". Of course, you STILL wouldn't be able to tell the difference...
20 posted on 06/27/2011 10:52:36 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: for-q-clinton

I wonder if there is a list of the “Worlds’s Most Ethical Politicians”?

I doubt it. If there was it would be a short list.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 10:53:29 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: for-q-clinton

I have no idea but they are a good company.


22 posted on 06/27/2011 11:40:35 AM PDT by RC2
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To: for-q-clinton

I would posit that many of the CEOs of these companies find themselves on this list and are embarassed. Not because they are evil, not because they are saints. Because the norm in the US is now gangsterism and fraud, and if folks conduct business ethically, they have omitted tools from their toolbox and left money on the table.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 12:50:45 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired of being seen as idiots, the American people went to the polls in 2008 and removed all doubt.)
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To: for-q-clinton

Even Slate calls BS:

“Beware of corporate consulting firms offering awards for corporate ethics”

http://www.slate.com/id/2248033/

The companies self-report using this questionnaire, which is heavy on diversity, affirmative action, green initiatives, climate change, carbon footprint, and LGBT stuff. See page 27 in particular.

http://ethisphere.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2011-WME-Questionnaire-Final.pdf

“A methodology committee of leading attorneys, professors, government officials and organization leaders, assisted Ethisphere in creating the scoring methodology for the World’s Most Ethical Companies awards.”

Most likely liberals.


24 posted on 06/27/2011 6:42:49 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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