Automation companies fare well in most ethical list of 2012

In announcing its sixth annual selection of the world’s most ethical companies, Ethisphere’s 2012 list highlights Rockwell Automation, Eaton, Honeywell and Schneider Electric among the 145 companies that were cited for demonstrating leadership in promoting ethical business standards.

In announcing its sixth annual selection of the world’s most ethical companies, Ethisphere’s 2012 list highlights Rockwell Automation, Eaton, Honeywell and Schneider Electric among the 145 companies that were cited for demonstrating leadership in promoting ethical business standards.

The Ethisphere Institute is an international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

The Ethisphere Institute recognised Rockwell Automation for the fourth time. “Each year the competition for the world’s most ethical companies intensifies as the number of nominations submitted for consideration grows,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere.

“This year’s winners know that a strong ethics program is a key component to a successful business model, and they continue to scrutinise their ethical standards to keep up with an ever-changing regulatory environment.”

Through in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. A record number of nominations and applications this year is evidence of both the award’s growing prominence and companies’ desire to be acknowledged for their high ethical standards.

"A defining element that sets Rockwell Automation’s workplace apart from others is our culture of ethics, responsibility and accountability. At every level of the company, our 21,000 employees worldwide have an unwavering dedication to doing the right thing,” commented Keith D. Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation chairman and CEO.