For the 11th consecutive year, Starbucks was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere Institute.
Companies are evaluated in several categories: Reputation, Leadership and Innovation; Ethics and Compliance Program; Governance; Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility; Culture of Ethics.
Only 124 companies were chosen from thousands of nominations worldwide, and Starbucks is one of only 13 companies to have earned the honor all 11 years that Ethisphere has published its rankings. The company is also the only winner in the Specialty Eateries category.
“World’s Most Ethical Companies honors our partners (employees) and their commitment to integrity in the work they do every day. It is the connection between our culture and the values and behaviors of our people that leads to receiving this recognition. We are very proud to be an honoree for the eleventh consecutive year,” says Matthew Swaya, Starbucks senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.”