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Ethisphere Institute publishes list of "World's Most Ethical Companies" 2011

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22 March 2011

2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Author: Ethisphere

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.”...[T]he 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.

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18 March 2011

Microsoft makes World’s Most Ethical Companies list, Apple, Google, Facebook don’t

Author: Jennifer Bergen, Geek.com

Each year, a list comes out of the most ethical companies in the world...The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that actually demonstrate “real and sustained ethical leadership within their industry.”...Microsoft was on there, but big names like Facebook, Google, and Apple are not. More than 3,000 companies apply to the Ethisphere Institute’s annual list. Ethisphere ranks them based on factors like history of regulatory infractions, sustainable business practices, and peer nominations...Thirty-six of this year’s companies are new to the list, and 26 dropped off of the list...due to litigation and ethics violations, as well as increased competition from their industry [also refers to Cisco, eBay, Salesforce, Symantec, Hitachi, Adobe, Teradata, Xerox, GE, Avaya, Zappos, Amazon, Best Buy, T-Mobile]

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