Ethisphere designated Grupo Bimbo, Kellogg's, Illy and PepsiCo among its World’s Most Ethical Companies® in 2020 list, The Ethisphere® Institute announced in a Feb. 25 press release. The assessment includes more than 200 data points related to culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain, the company noted in the release.
“This is truly a time to celebrate incredible achievements. When we initiated the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition in 2007, the concept of companies proactively aligning profits and purpose seemed unlikely. However, leading CEOs and organizations continue to prove our long-held hypothesis that conducting ethical business is the key to maximizing profits,” Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich said in the release. "In addition to congratulating all 2020 honorees, we commend their commitment to continuous improvement and raising the collective bar for all companies.”
Best practices and insights from the 2020 honorees will be released in a report and webcast in March and April of this year.