International list of ethical companies released by the Ethisphere Institute

The companies were evaluated based on criteria including compliance, reputation, leadership, responsibility, and culture

In a world where consumers are constantly barraged with how poorly corporations treat their customers, how they fail to deliver healthy or quality goods, how they swindle, are caught for malpractice, and how they can be portrayed as money-grubbing and unethical, there remain many organizations that maintain what the Ethisphere Institute likes to call “conscious capitalism” — or the integration of awareness and capitalism. 

The Ethisphere Institute has named its honorees for the 2014 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies — a list that represents 41 industries and 21 first-time honorees. It is an international compilation, with 2014 as the first year that the largest number of companies has been named to the list existing outside of the U.S.: 38 to be exact, emerging from 21 countries.

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Juliana Kenny

Juliana Kenny is a contributor to, covering a range of topics including patent litigation, conflict mineral laws, executive compensation, and antitrust regulation. Juliana earned B.A.s...

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