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.