Ethisphere: World's Most Ethical Companies 2010

The businesses that made the list for 2010 received recognition for being leaders in their industry when it comes to their ethics and compliance programs.

Posted by Joe Gerard in on March 23rd, 2010

Yesterday Ethisphere released their list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2010. The businesses that made the list for 2010 received recognition for being leaders in their industry when it comes to their ethics and compliance programs. The number of businesses that make the list varies each year- this year there are 100 listed to the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Ethisphere reports that “of these companies, 26 are new to the list in 2010 and 24 companies dropped off from the 2009 list. These “drop offs” generally occurred because of litigation and ethics violations, as well as increased competition from within their industry.” Click here to see the methodology for determining the rankings for 2010.

Here is the list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2010:


Harris Corporation, Rockwell Collins Inc., The Aerospace Corporation


Comme Il Faut, Nike, Patagonia


Barrett Jackson Auction Company


Cummins, Ford Motor Company, Johnson Controls


Rabobank, Standard Chartered Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation

Business Services

Accenture, Noblis, Pitney Bowes, Dun & Bradstreet, Paychex


Ashland, Dow Corning Corporation, Ecolab, Flint Hills Resources

Computer Hardware

Hewlett-Packard Company

Computer Software

Adobe Systems,, Symantec, Teradata

Construction and Engineering

CH2M Hill, CRH, Fluor, Granite Construction, Parsons

Consumer Electronics

Ricoh, Xerox

Consumer Products

Henkel, Kao, L’ORÉAL, Mattel

Diversified Industries

General Electric Co

Electronics and Semiconductors

Freescale Semiconductor, Texas Instruments

Energy and Utilities

Duke Energy, FPL Group, National Grid, Sempra Energy, Wisconsin Energy Corporation

Environmental Services

Waste Management

Financial Services

American Express, The Hartford, The Principal Financial Group

Food and Beverage

Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, PepsiCo, Solae

Food Service


Food Stores

Trader Joe’s, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market

Forestry, Paper and Packaging

International Paper, Stora Enso Oyj, Svenska Cellulosa, Weyerhaeuser


Cleveland Clinic, Hospital Corporation of America, J M Smith Corporation, Johns Hopkins, Premier

Hotels, Travel & Hospitality

Rezidor Hotel Group, Wyndham Worldwide

Industrial Manufacturing

Caterpillar, Deere & Company, Eaton, Milliken and Company, Rockwell Automation, Timken


Aflac, Swiss Re, Wisconsin Physicians Service


Google, Zappos

Media, Publishing and Entertainment

Thomson Reuters, Time Warner

Medical Devices

Becton, Dickinson and Company, Royal Philips


AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk

Real Estate

Jones Lang LaSalle

Restaurants and Cafes

Starbucks Coffee Company

Specialty Retail

Best Buy, Gap, IKEA, Target, Ten Thousand Villages

Telecom Hardware

Avaya, Cisco Systems

Telecom Services

T-Mobile, Vodafone Group

Transportation and Logistics

Nippon Yusen Kabushi Kaisha, UPS

Joe Gerard
Joe Gerard

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