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Some usual suspects return to 2014’s most ethical companies


March 20, 2014
By Anthony Capkun

(UPDATED July 4, 2014, with photo) March 20, 2014 – The Ethisphere Institute has named its 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies, and several electrical industry players have again made the list. Congratulations to manufacturers 3M, ABB, Eaton, GE and Schneider Electric, electric utility Enmax Corp., and communications firms Cisco and Juniper Networks. Congratulations!

“We want to integrate ethical leadership deep into our organization. Our integrity program relies on local management to lead by example,” explained Diane de Saint Victor, ABB general counsel. “All local managers have to take responsibility for ethical leadership and corporate behaviour to ensure that the ethics message comes from the same person that sets the business targets.”

Ethisphere explains the designation recognizes companies that “go beyond making statements about doing business ethically and translate those words into action”.

“Our reputation for ethical business practices reflects our commitment to our customers, our employees, our shareholders and the communities we serve, and we’re honoured to be recognized again by the Ethisphere Institute,” said Deborah Severs, Eaton’s senior vice-president, global ethics and compliance.

Meantime, Brackett Denniston, senior vice-president and general counsel for GE explained that this recognition “underscores GE’s unwavering commitment to our customers, business partners and employees to perform with integrity and lead by example every day”.

CLICK HERE for the full list of this year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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