Milliken Honored for Ethics

Posted March 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm

For the ninth consecutive year, Milliken & Co. recently was recognized for its ethical standards and practices and was named by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company®.

“As a community of innovators, our associates understand the importance of conducting business in accordance with the highest ethical standards and are inspired by the idea of bringing innovations to the market that have a positive impact on the world,” said Joe Salley, president and CEO of Milliken & Co.

Milliken is one of only 15 companies that can claim this consecutive distinction and one of only 16 private companies that received this year’s recognition. This award recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.

Milliken was chosen from 132 applicants, according to an Ethisphere Institute news release. These companies operate in 21 countries across five continents. They also represented more than 50 industries, the institute said.

“(E)arning the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward-facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing,” says Ethisphere’s CEO Timothy Erblich. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Milliken for this extraordinary achievement.”

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based on the Ethisphere Institute’s research-based framework and methodology, and takes a comprehensive sampling of core competencies. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance programs (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%).

For details, including the full list of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies, click here.