The Ford Motor Company has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2016 by the Ethisphere Institute, a company that defines and measures corporate ethical standards around the globe. This marks the seventh year in a row Ford has received this particular award.
From Ford dealers in West Valley City, Utah to those across the pond in Europe, Ford is committed to both making great products and contributing to a better world through ethical business practices. Ford is the only automaker to be a recipient of this award, much less seven years in a row.
The Ethisphere Institute annually honors companies that excel in five different categories: corporate citizenship & responsibilities, culture of ethics, ethics & compliance, governance and leadership and overall company reputation. Nomination criteria include a review of a company’s code of ethics, litigation & infraction history, evaluation of investment in sustainable business practices and innovation, a review of activities designed to increase corporate citizenship and input from industry peers, senior executives, customers and suppliers.
From Ford executives to company managers at your local Ford dealers in Utah, the American automaker has an unprecedented commitment to making ethics a priority in any global business. Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer had this to say about the company: “Ford understands that trust is the cornerstone of everything it does, and their commitment to being an active part of a global community helps explain why they are the only automaker Ethisphere has recognized every year since 2010.”
In an era in which consumers are putting more importance on ethics in business, Ford is leading the way with ethics & corporate citizenship at the forefront of the company’s business practices. From the smallest local Ford dealers in Utah and elsewhere to the largest distributors in China, the Ford Motor Company is showing global manufacturers how to make the right choices — one vehicle at a time.