ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the fast-paced world of global business, it takes more than a written
compliance policy to keep a company doing business the right way. That
is why Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing
the standards of ethical business practices, has named 3M as a 2015
World’s Most Ethical Company® for the second time. The designation
recognizes 3M’s impact on the way business is conducted through its
efforts of fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level
of the company.
“At 3M, living by our Code of Conduct is a team effort and a
responsibility we uphold for our customers, for our shareholders and for
each other,” said Jim Zappa, 3M’s chief compliance officer. “The
commitment of our people to the highest ethical standard and to doing
business the right way promotes trust with our customers and in the
quality of our products. Furthermore, it gives us confidence to grow our
business anywhere in the world.”
In particular, Ethisphere recognized 3M’s compliance and ethics program
and how effectively it is applied throughout the entire multinational
company, creating strong social responsibility and corporate citizenship.
“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between
ethical business practice and improved company performance. These
companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry
leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning
the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just
an outward facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the
right thing,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich.
“Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global
workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at 3M for this
The full list of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.
3M is a science-based company with a culture of creative collaboration
that inspires powerful technologies, making life better. With $32
billion in sales, 3M employs 90,000 people worldwide and has operations
in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com
or follow @3MNewsroom on Twitter.
About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing
the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate
character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep
expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using
data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character.
Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical
Companies® recognition program, provides a community of
industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and
showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere
Magazine and The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing.
Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of
corporate ethics and compliance programs. More information about
Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.