The Most Ethical Retail Firms According to Ethisphere Institute

There are various reports about the most ethical firms in the world. One of the most comprehensive such reports is compiled by the Ethisphere® Institute.
According to its Web site:
“The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. We have a deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere believes integrity and transparency impact the public trust and the bottom line of any organization. The World’s Most Ethical Companies is a distinction that honors superior achievements in transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance.”
“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. Honorees not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today. In 2015, 132 honorees were named spanning 21 countries and five continents and representing over 50 industries. In its ninth year, the list includes 15 nine-time honorees and 11 first-time honorees.”
Of the 132 honorees for 2015, these are among the retail or retail-related firms (in alphabetical order):
* Allstate Insurance
* Aramark
* Blue Shield of California
* Dell Inc. 
* Gap Inc. 
* H&M
* Marks & Spencer
* Marriott International
* Northern Trust
* Petco Animal Supplies
* Prudential Financial
* Starbucks
* T-Mobile U.S.
* U.S. Bank
* Visa
* Wyndham Worldwide
Click here to see all of the 2015 honorees.


This entry was posted in Part 1: Overview/Planning, Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional, Part 3: Targeting Customers and Gathering Information, Part 5: Managing a Retail Business, Part 7: Communicating with the Customer, Social Media and Retailing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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