Ford Motor Company has just been named to Ethisphere’s 2016 list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies,” scoring bragging rights as the only automaker to make the list. This is the seventh consecutive year that Ford has made the list.
The Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies list this year contains 131 honorees spanning 21 countries. Honorees are named based on a proprietary, expertly-vetted process that scores companies in the following areas:
- Ethics and Compliance
- Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility
- Culture of Ethics
- Leadership, Innovation, and Reputation
“Ford understands that trust is the cornerstone of everything it does, and their commitment to being an active part of a global community helps explain why they are the only automaker Ethisphere has recognized every year since 2010,” said Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “Being honored for the seventh time is no small achievement. Congratulations to everyone at Ford for being recognized.”
Indeed, ethics are no unimportant matter to today’s consumers, with more than half of all respondents to the 2016 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient stating that they learn more about a company before purchasing from them, and more than one third deciding not to do business if they see evidence of a negative reputation.
“This honor celebrates our employees who are committed to doing the right things and making the right choices,” said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford. “Ethics and corporate citizenship are the foundation of what drives us to make people’s lives better.”