2012′s most Ethical Companies list out

By on March 21, 2012
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Surprise: Apple didn’t make it.


Ethisphere has released their annual list of the World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies for 2012. A record 145 companies are a part of this list. The idea behind the list is to recognize those companies that actually make good on their word for good ethical policies.

WME 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.”

It’s interesting to note that 103 companies on this list have headquarters within US, the remainder spread mostly across Europe.

Recognizable names within the tech industry include Hitachi, Intel, Adobe, Microsoft, Symantec, Texas Instruments, Xerox, eBay and Cisco. No mention of Apple, Google, or any of the other popular hardware and software companies many of us know and hear about almost daily.

For the full list of all 145 companies, check out the 2012 WME honorees.


From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=775270132 Mohannad Alchalabi

     While Google has recently made unethical “errors”, Apple stopped giving to charity when Jobs returned years ago. So you shouldn’t expect either company to become “ethical” anytime soon

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