Forbes posted: The World’s Most Ethical Companies. I quote:
The Ethisphere Institute, a New York City think tank, has just announced its fifth annual list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The selection, open to every company in every industry around the globe, gives its winners an opportunity to trumpet their do-gooding ways. It is not a ranking, so they are all equally winners.
Nearly 3,000 companies were nominated–or nominated themselves–to be considered this year. The record-high number of nominations and applications demonstrates companies’ desire to be acknowledged for high ethical standards. The 2011 list, which includes 110 organizations, is the largest since the award’s inception in 2007.
The 110 companies that made the final cut this year include first-time recipients Adidas ( ADDDY.PK – news – people ), eBay ( EBAY – news – people ), Microsoft ( MSFT – news – people ), Colgate-Palmolive ( CL – news – people ) and 30 other newcomers. Thirty-one companies from last year disappeared, generally because of litigation or ethics violations, as well as increased competition from within their industries. Twenty-six companies have been recognized as a WME company for all five years, and 50 more have made the list at least twice.
In my opinion, something we can be very proud of!