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Ethisphere Announces 128 World’s Most Ethical Companies® for 2019

The 128 honorees span 21 countries and 50 industries and includes 16 first-time honorees and eight companies that have been named to the list every year since 2007.

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Research Report: 2019 Honoree Insights

The first volume keys in on three main themes: 1) diversity at the highest levels of the organization, 2) how leading companies embrace transparency in building an open-door culture, and 3) how Honorees have set the standard for written standards. It also identifies developing trends and showcases year-over-year comparisons for certain data points.

Volume two addresses: 1) how leading companies structure their programs, including titles bestowed, reporting lines, and authorities granted, 2) informing the program’s governing authority through detailed and periodic reporting, and 3) the resources needed and where to place them: staffing, centralizing programs, and evolving backgrounds for E&C staff.

The third volume addresses: 1) who is most likely to report misconduct – and how manager behavior impacts reporting, 2) the training and tools used by leading companies to prepare managers to be ethical leaders, 3) how to communicate to employees around ethics-related issues

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By the Numbers

Stats about the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies

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5-Year Ethics Premium: 14.4%

Performance of the 2019 Honorees as compared to the
Large Cap Index

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PepsiCo CEO’s Remarks from the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies Gala

PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi Delivers the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies Keynote Address

PepsiCo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi delivered the Keynote Address at the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies Gala on March 13 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Nooyi, CEO since 2006, is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what is right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world.

The Methology Behind the Selection Process

Ethisphere’s Ethics Quotient® is a proprietary rating system that collects and objectively scores self-reported data in five weighted categories. Questions included in the Ethics Quotient are periodically reviewed and updated based on changing regulations, expectations, and best practices. Supporting documentation is required for consideration as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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