SPRING // 2021
THE WORLD’S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES ISSUE
Following a year of upheaval throughout the world, as companies everywhere responded to the twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing impact of systemic racism’s legacy, the World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition feels more timely than ever. In a year that had people everywhere questioning what capitalism should look like, surveys consistently showed that the public believed that the private sector over all stepped up to the plate, protecting employees while continuing to keep the world fed, moving, informed, and more. This year’s honorees, and their commitments to a broad range of stakeholders, were a big part of that success.
First, see who made the list in 2021, then scroll down to download this full publication or find links to individual profiles, contributions from CEOs, or this year’s first look at the data insights from the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
IN THIS ISSUE
The World’s Most Ethical Companies
This year, 135 organizations are recognized as World’s Most Ethical Companies, spanning 47 unique industries across 22 countries. These organizations earned the distinction after a comprehensive application and review process. To see all the companies on the list, go to the World’s Most Ethical Companies website.
Then, read our profiles of executives from a few of this year’s winners, including:
- Infosys Limited – Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Lead Independent Director and Inderpreet Sawhney, Group General Counsel
- Workday – Rich Sauer, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Corporate Affairs
- Arm – Carolyn Herzog, EVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
- PepsiCo – David Flavell, EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
- IBM – Obed Louissaint, SVP, Talent and Culture
We also dive into the emerging best practices the data reveals among the World’s Most Ethical Companies this year, including increasing access to the board for compliance, and how COVID-19 and remote work have changed training and ethics communications.