Science-based company, 3M, representing brands such as Post-it and Scotch, has been named by Ethisphere as a World’s Most Ethical Company for a third year in a row.
Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical practices in business recognises companies who align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.
Kristen Ludgate, 3M’s vice president, Associate General Counsel and chief compliance officer said, “3M’s people are the champions for our Code of Conduct and embody the company’s longstanding commitment to ethics and integrity. Our Code of Conduct is a core part of 3M’s business playbook and is integral to advancing 3M’s corporate vision to improve every life.”
Ethisphere assesses companies around the world in five categories: ethics and compliance program, citizenship and corporate responsibility, culture of ethics, governance, and leadership, innovation and reputation. 3M scored high marks in all categories, but particularly well in citizenship and corporate responsibility.
Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer added, “3M’s 100-plus years demonstrate a sustainable business advantage that is supported by their values and commitment to ethics and innovation. They clearly understand their role in the broader global business community and recognise the value of operating with integrity.”