ManpowerGroup named as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute
The World's Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. World's Most Ethical Company honorees understand the correlation between ethics, reputation and daily interactions with their brand, and that all stakeholders — investors, regulators, customers and employees, both current and prospective — expect world-class organizations to constantly seek out and execute leading governance practices. ManpowerGroup is the only company in its industry to be honored with this award for four consecutive years.
"ManpowerGroup employees take great pride in the fact that our business excels because we connect unique people from all walks of life with sustainable livelihoods," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "Our employees know the success we achieve in our business is based on how others experience our company in day-to-day business interactions, and they take responsibility for conducting themselves in a way that is consistent with our values."
"The entire community of World's Most Ethical Companies believe that customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and that ethics and good governance are key in earning it," said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. "ManpowerGroup joins an exclusive community committed to driving performance through leading business practices. We congratulate everyone at ManpowerGroup for this extraordinary achievement."
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient&trade framework. The Ethics Quotient framework has been developed over years of effort to provide a means to assess an organization's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. The Ethics Quotient framework and methodology was determined, vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights gleaned from Ethisphere's network of thought leaders and from the World's Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel.
Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (25%), reputation, leadership and innovation (20%), governance (10%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (25%) and culture of ethics (20%). The full list of the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.