The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. Honorees not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today. This year’s 132 honorees span 21 countries and five continents and represent over 50 industries. In its ninth year, the list includes 15 nine-time honorees and 11 first-time honorees.
Microsoft is included in the 2015 list of The World’s Most Ethical Companies which was announced today by the Ethisphere Institute. This is fifth year in a row for Microsoft.
We are highly appreciative of this honor. Our customers and society expect us to maximize the value of technology while preserving values that are timeless. We recognize there is more work to be done and we commit ourselves to ongoing improvement as we help others do more and achieve more. The latest list includes 132 companies representing more than 50 industries spanning 21 countries and five continents. We would like to congratulate each of them.