Eaton Ranks Among the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the Seventh Consecutive Year in 2013

Date: 2013/5/28

Recently, Eaton has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the seventh consecutive year.

“As an organization focused on upholding practices that involve the highest standards of honesty and integrity, we are honored to be recognized by the Ethisphere Institute for a seventh year,” said Deborah Severs, Eaton senior vice president, Global Ethics and Compliance. “Eaton’s reputation for integrity is one of our greatest strengths, and it is something that is helping us attract and retain talented employees who power Eaton’s success now and in the future.”

Ethisphere reviewed thousands of nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries to determine the winners. The research and selection process included reviewing companies’ codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers. Receiving a record number of nominations and applications this year, the 2013 list is the largest since its inception in 2007.

“Not only did more companies apply for the World's Most Ethical Companies recognition this year than any year in the past, which demonstrates that ethical activity is an important part of many of these companies' business models, but we are also seeing more companies such as Eaton be proactive and create new initiatives that expand ethics programs and cultures across entire industries, such as industry-based ethics associations and other activities,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute.