This blog was posted on behalf of Mary Doyle, Intel’s Ethics and Compliance Program Manager.
We are honored to be listed in the 2012 World’s Most Ethical (WME) companies ranking by the Ethisphere Institute. This year, we’re sharing the distinction with 144 other companies from more than three dozen industries.
But what does it mean to be an “ethical” company?
The methodology for the WME ranking includes reviewing 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.
So on the most basic level, being included is external confirmation that we’re doing a good job. On another level, the ranking allows us to collaborate with other ethics leaders, sharing best practices and challenges, and helping us to advance our practices and policies.
See the full list of companies included here.