Johnson Controls named one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute
Cork, Ireland Feb. 12, 2018— Johnson Controls is being recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Johnson Controls is one of only five honorees in the industrial manufacturing category, underscoring its commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.
In 2018, 135 honorees were recognized, spanning 24 countries and 57 industries. The twelfth class of honorees had record levels of involvement with their stakeholders and their communities around the world. Measuring and improving culture, leading authentically and committing to transparency, diversity and inclusion were all priorities for honorees.
“Acting with integrity and following our compliance and ethics policies are a core part of Johnson Controls’ values, and research shows companies with a culture of strong integrity outperform when it comes to employee engagement and productivity,” said George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls.
Ethics & Performance
Once again, the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies have proven that operating with integrity leads to greater financial performance. Research has found that, when indexed, listed World’s Most Ethical Companies outperformed the U.S. Large Cap Index over five years by 10.72 percent and over three years by 4.88 percent. Ethisphere refers to this as the Ethics Premium.
Methodology & Scoring
The World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. 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.
Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.
The full list of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at: