Johnson Controls 'most ethical company'
Dubai, April 5, 2010
Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and industrial leader, said it has been named as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the fourth consecutive year.
'Johnson Controls is honored to be named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, recognizing our commitment to ethics across our global operations,' said Magdy A. Mekky, vice president & managing director of the Middle East.
'Ethics is one of our core values and over the past year our leadership team and our 130,000 employees around the world have worked hard and reinforced that commitment to maintain the high ethical standards we set for ourselves,' he noted.
'Johnson Controls' promotion of a sound ethical environment shines within its industry and shows a clear understanding that operating under the highest standards for business behavior goes beyond goodwill and 'lip-service' and is intimately linked to performance and profitability,' said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute.
'This year's World's Most Ethical Companies award was more competitive than ever, because companies realize that making ethics a priority is critical amidst a tough economic environment.'
This is the fourth year Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, has published the rankings.
The methodology for the global ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.
Ethisphere reviewed thousands of nominations from companies in over 100 countries and 36 industries in order to determine the winners.-TradeArabia News Service