2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies Applications Now Open!

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The World’s Most Ethical Companies program honors companies that exemplify and advance corporate citizenship, transparency, and the standards of integrity. Employees, investors and stakeholders today value companies that are purpose-driven and uphold high standards of ethics and compliance.

Show your company’s commitment to business ethics – apply today →

Why Participate in the World’s Most Ethical Companies Process?

Learn more about the Process and our Methodology

Webcast | World’s Most Ethical Companies:

A Guide to Applying in 2020

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Strong Ethics Is Good Business

World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees have historically out-performed others financially, demonstrating the connection between good ethical practices and performance that’s valued in the marketplace.

By the Numbers

Stats About the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Million Employees
Trillion in Annual Revenues
Trillion in Market Cap

What People Are Saying

Milliken & Company CEO Halsey Cook Discusses the World’s Most Ethical Companies Recognition

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies award means more than any other award we could win because it really defines who we are. It is a manifestation of Milliken & Company trying to do the right thing and conduct business in an ethical manner. The way we make money is as important as how much money we make.”

Halsey Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Milliken & Company

Additional Resources


Data Series: Programs and Practices of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®


How the World’s Most Ethical Companies Are Aligning Corporate Culture and Strategy


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