Cummins Inc. announced that it has been selected as one of the world’s “Most Ethical Companies” for 2009 by the Ethisphere Institute. In all, 99 companies were selected for the recognition from an initial pool of more than 10,000 companies.
This is the third year Ethisphere, which describes itself as an organization “dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability,” has compiled its list of most ethical companies. Cummins has been recognized each of the past two years.
“Cummins is honored to be recognized by the Ethisphere Institute,” says Marya Rose, vice president and general counsel for the Columbus, Ind.-based company. “This type of recognition is a credit to the ongoing efforts and values of Cummins employees around the world.”
Reviewers for the Ethisphere Institute examined a wide range of information in selecting the companies for its list, including codes of ethics; litigation and regulatory infraction histories; investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and feedback from consumer action groups.