The 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies® Honoree List

In 2021, 135 companies are recognized for their unwavering commitment to business integrity. 

The honorees span 22 countries and 47 industries and includes 9 first-time honorees and six companies that have been named to the list every year since it’s inception.

Number of employees

Industrial Manufacturing
90,000
United States

NYSE: MMM

Non-Profit Business Services
2,395
United States
Consulting Services
514,000
Ireland

NYSE: ACN

Food, Beverage & Agriculture
38,000
United States

NYSE: ADM

Engineering Services
47,000
United States

NYSE: ACM

Accident & Life Insurance
12,003
United States

NYSW: AFL

Accident & Life Insurance
2,200
United States
Automotive
160,000
Ireland

NYSE: APTV

Semiconductors
8,800
United Kingdom
Telecomm
247,802
United States

NYSE: T

Energy & Utilities
7,089
United States

NYSE: AGR

Energy & Utilities
1,800
United States

NYSE: AVA

Health & Beauty
40,000
United Kingdom

NYSE: NTCO B3: NTCO3

Healthcare Providers
23,000
United States
Retail
125,000
United States

NYSE: BBY

Health Insurance
6,808
United States
Banks
43,360
Canada

TSX:BMO NYSE: BMO

Consulting Services
27,500
United States

NYSE: BAH

Health Insurance
4,900
United States
Imaging Technology
8,532
United States

NYSE: CAJ

Consulting Services
270,000
France

EURONEXT: CAP

Energy & Utilities
825
Canada

TSX: CPX

Health Insurance
5,766
United States
Real Estate
100,000
United States

NYSE: CBRE

Construction & Building Materials
1,727
Guatemala
Food, Beverage & Agriculture
17,979
Thailand
Healthcare Providers
67,500
United States
Consumer Products
34,000
United States

NYSE: CL

Automotive
25,000
United States

NYSE: CPS

Healthcare Providers
10,763
Canada
Automotive
57,800
United States

NYSE: CMI

Financial Services
3,600
United States
Technology
165,000
United States

NYSE: DELL

Real Estate
860
Thailand
Industrial Manufacturing
92,000
Ireland

NYSE: ETN

Chemicals
44,000
United States

NYSE: ECL

Energy & Utilities
11,660
Portugal

EURONEXT Lisbon: EDP.LS

Medical Devices
15,000
United States

NYSE: EW

Medical Devices
4,000
Sweden

NASDAQ Stockholm: EKTA B

Pharmaceuticals
34,958
United States

NYSE: LLY

Banks
19,872
United States

NASDAQ: FITB

Metals, Minerals & Mining
1,400
Mexico

LSE: FRES

Oil & Gas, Renewables
1,160
Canada

TSX: FEC.TO

Insurance Brokers
32,401
United States

NYSE: AJG

Automotive
155,000
United States

NYSE: GM

Consulting Services
90,000
United States

NYSE: G

Food, Beverage & Agriculture
135,000
Mexico

BMV: BIMBOA

Apparel
63,000
United States

NYSE: HBI

Consumer Products
5,600
United States

NASDAQ: HAS

Healthcare Providers
280,000
United States

NYSE: HCA

Health Insurance
24,000
United States
Healthcare Products
19,000
United States

NASDAQ: HSIC

Technology
60,000
United States

NYSE: HPE

Industrial Manufacturing
103,000
United States

NYSE: HON

Technology
51,000
United States

NYSE: HPQ

Electronics & Components
19,100
United States

NYSE: HUBB

Energy & Utilities
34,306
Spain

BMAD: IBE

Food, Beverage & Agriculture
1,405
Italy
Software & Services
243,000
India
Food, Beverage & Agriculture
11,000
United States

NYSE: INGR

Semiconductors
110,000
United States

NASDAQ: INTC

Information Technology Services
352,600
United States

NYSE: IBM

Forestry, Paper & Packaging
48,000
United States

NYSE: IP

Real Estate
91,000
United States

NYSE: JLL

Industrial Manufacturing
69,600
United States

NYSE: DE

Industrial Manufacturing
100,000
Ireland

NYSE: JCI

Integrated Healthcare System
217,126
United States
Health & Beauty
33,603
Japan

TYO: 4452

Food, Beverage & Agriculture
34,000
United States

NYSE: K

Consumer Products
46,000
United States

NYSE: KMB

Retail
122,000
United States

NYSE: KSS

Health & Beauty
88,000
France

EURONEXT Paris: OR

Information Technology Services
38,000
United States

NYSE: LDOS

Machine Tools & Accessories
10,700
United States

NASDAQ: LECO

Chemicals
80,000
United Kingdom

XETRA: LIN NYSE: LIN

Technology
16,000
United States

NYSE: LNKD

Pharmaceuticals
13,856
Switzerland

SWX Exchange: LONN

Staffing & Outsourcing Services
25,000
United States

NYSE: MAN

Insurance
6,000
United States
Payment Services
18,600
United States

NYSE: MA

Technology
166,475
United States

NASDAQ: MSFT

Industrial Manufacturing
7,500
United States
Energy & Utilities
23,069
United Kingdom

NYSE: NGG

Health & Beauty
6,800
Brazil

B3: NTCO3

Energy & Utilities
14,800
United States

NYSE: NEE

Scientific & Technical Services
1,250
United States
Telecomm
98,000
Finland

NYSE: NOK NASDAQ Helsinki: NOKIA

Water & Sewerage Utility
3,169
United Kingdom
Healthcare Providers
75,000
United States
Banks
2,450
United States

NASDAQ: ONB

Semiconductors
34,000
United States

NASDAQ: ON

Industrial Manufacturing
14,000
United States

NYSE: OSK

Telecomm
21,305
Greece
Construction & Building Materials
20,000
United States

NYSE: OC

Insurance
3,886
United States
Engineering Services
16,000
United States

NYSE: PSN

Staffing & Outsourcing Services
15,000
United States

NASDAQ: PAYX

Food, Beverage & Agriculture
283,000
United States

NASDAQ: PEP

Oil & Gas, Renewables
5,850
Poland

WSE: PKNORLEN

Business Services
2,547
United States

NASDAQ: PINC

Financial Services
17,350
United States

NASDAQ: PFG

Financial Services
51,000
United States

NYSE: PRU

Real Estate
9,400
United States

NYSE: RLGY

Diversified Machinery
23,500
United States

NYSE: ROK

Leisure & Recreation
85,000
United States

NYSE: RCL

Software & Services
50,000
United States

NYSE: CRM

Diversified Machinery
135,000
France

CAC40: SU

Metals, Minerals & Mining
3,419
United States

NASDAQ: SCHN

Oil & Gas, Renewables
1,042
Ecuador
Conglomerate
111,700
Japan

NYSE: SNE

Retail
300,000
United States
Metals, Minerals & Mining
32,364
India

NSE: TATASTEEL

Electronics & Components
80,000
Switzerland

NYSE: TEL

Banks
640
Australia
Software & Services
8,000
United States

NYSE: TDC

Energy & Utilities
9,000
United States

NYSE: AES

Property & Casualty Insurance
42,160
United States

NYSE: ALL

Healthcare Providers
7,800
United States
Industrial Manufacturing
17,000
United States

NYSE: TKR

Financial Services
6,197
United States
Financial Services
16,600
United States
Banks
74,000
United States

NYSE: USB

Healthcare Providers
28,000
United States
Insurance
10,496
United States

NYSE: UNM

Integrated Healthcare System
90,000
United States
Apparel
50,000
United States

NYSE: VFC

Payment Services
20,500
United States

NYSE: V

Business Services
3,600
United States
Financial Services
6,300
United States

NYSE: VOYA

Environmental Services
50,000
United States

NYSE: WM

Technology
65,000
United States

NASDAQ: WDC

Forestry, Paper & Packaging
9,400
United States

NYSE: WY

Sourcing Services
1,000
Hong Kong
Information Technology Services
180,000
India

NYSE: WIT

Software & Services
12,400
United States

NASDAQ: WDAY

Energy & Utilities
11,000
United States

NASDAQ: XEL