World’s Most Ethical Companies

Posted by Josette Dunn on 24th March 2010

Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, PepsiCo and Solae have been recognized by Ethisphere Institute as the World’s Most Ethical Food and Beverage Companies for 2010.This is the fourth year Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, has published the World’s Most Ethical Companies rankings, which appear in Ethisphere Magazine’s Q1 issue.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. WME honorees demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries, putting into real business practice the Institute’s credo of “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.”There is no set number of companies that make the list each year. Rather, the World’s Most Ethical Company designation is awarded to those companies that have leading ethics and compliance programs, particularly as compared to their industry peers. This year, there are 100 World’s Most Ethical Companies across the different categories.According to the Institute, Campbell secured this recognition based upon implementing business practices and initiatives that have been instrumental to the company’s success, have benefited the community, and have raised the bar for ethical standards within the food industry.Douglas R. Conant, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are absolutely committed to winning with integrity, while we strive to win in the marketplace, the workplace and the community. I am proud that our efforts have been recognized because it reflects the collective effort of thousands of dedicated Campbell people around the world.”