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The 2022 world's most ethical companies

Words by Smiley Team

Would you want your business to be considered as one of the world's most ethical companies?

We thought so.

Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, has announced the 136 companies that have earned the title of World’s Most Ethical Companies® in 2022. These companies represent 22 countries and 45 industries. 

It's the 16th annual awards that aim to recognise those businesses who are committed to ethical business practices through programes that positively impact employees, communities, and contribute to sustainable performance. 

This year, 14 companies are recognised for the first-time, while six have been recognised 16 times. Notable companies include Starbucks, Accenture, Canon, Ecolab, HP Inc, IBM, Kellogg's, Mastercard, and Workday. View the full list here

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“The moment is now, and the data is clear – companies must lead on sustainability, social issues, and governance," said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “The World’s Most Ethical Companies understand that the capitalism of today and tomorrow is one that demonstrates how we turn our ideals into action.

"Congratulations to the 2022 honorees for their dedication to advancing business integrity, for leadership on tough issues, and demonstrating that doing good is key to successful, long-term performance.”

Ethisphere hosted a virtual gala on April 12, 2022 featuring keynote addresses by Matthew McConaughey, Academy Award®–winning actor, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of the just keep livin Foundation; and Ernie Johnson, six-time Sports Emmy Award winner, New York Times bestselling author of Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments that Make Life Extraordinary, and founder, with his wife Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson, of the Love You Too Foundation.

Would you want your business to be involved next year? You can sign up to receive information for the 2023 awards now.

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