Ford Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies for Sixth Year
For an unprecedented sixth consecutive year, Ford has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. Not only is Ford the only automaker to have earned this distinction six times in the award’s nine-year history, but it was also the industry’s sole vehicle manufacturer to be named on Ethisphere’s list for 2015.
“This award celebrates doing business the right way, and making the right choices every day,” said Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford. “Ethics and corporate citizenship are important factors that affect a company’s reputation and success, and we are proud Ford is the only automaker to have received this honor for six consecutive years.”
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Ford was one of only 132 companies to make the list in 2015. Award winners are determined based on their performance in five different categories: ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance and leadership; innovation; and reputation. These caveats encompass everything from philanthropy and environmental stewardship to corporate oversight and perception among customers and employees.
“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance,” said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere chief executive officer. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global work force from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Ford for this extraordinary achievement.”