This year’s 99 honorees were selected from a pool of more than 10,000 companies as exhibiting the highest ethical standards in their industries.
The Ethisphere Institute, based in New York, is a non-profit think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics, compliance, and corporate responsibility. This is the third year that the Ethisphere Institute has conducted the ethics survey and announced its list of most ethical companies.
“We are extremely proud of SCA’s commitment to exemplifying the core values of respect and stewardship for the world we live and work in, both environmentally and socially,” says Don Lewis, president of SCA Tissue North America. “We share that commitment to demonstrating good corporate citizenship and conducting business with the highest level of integrity.”
In evaluating applicants for its prestigious annual World’s Most Ethical Companies list, the Ethisphere Institute weighed performance in the following categories: corporate citizenship and responsibility; corporate governance; innovation that contributes to the public well being; industry leadership; executive leadership and tone from the top; legal, regulatory and reputation track record; and internal systems and ethics/compliance programs.
For more information about the list and a complete list of this year’s honorees, visit www.ethisphere.com/wme2009.
SCA, a $16.9 billion (U.S.) global manufacturer of personal hygiene products, publication paper, and forestry products with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, recently was named for the fifth consecutive year to the Corporate Knight’s annual list of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations. In 2007, SCA was named the second most environmentally responsible company in the world.
SCA Tissue, headquartered in Philadelphia, is the third-largest producer of Away From Home tissue products in North America and the first American papermaker to earn EcoLogoCM certification for its environmentally sustainable processes and products. Annually, SCA Tissue converts 750,000 tons of recycled paper into Tork napkins, towels and tissues.