|MILWAUKEE - Thursday, March 20th 2014 [ME NewsWire]|
(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the sixth time, the Ethisphere Institute has named Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) as one of the "World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies,” a recognition that honors organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. The Ethisphere Institute is an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance. World’s Most Ethical Company honorees understand the correlation between ethics, reputation and business success.
"Rockwell Automation is part of an exclusive community committed to driving performance through leading business practices,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "The entire community of World’s Most Ethical Companies believe that customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and that ethics and good governance are key in earning it.”
"Rockwell Automation’s culture of integrity is reflected in the choices we make, and I am proud of our employees who consistently do the right things, the right way, every day,” said Keith D. Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation chairman and CEO. "Our commitment to integrity, reflected in how we engage our employees, partners and customers, is the cornerstone of delivering sustained business value.”
In Rockwell Automation’s most recent Global Voices Survey, employees ranked the company’s culture of ethics, responsibility and accountability among its strongest drivers of employee engagement. Further, according to a study conducted for the company by the Corporate Executive Board, Rockwell Automation leaders ranked the importance of ethics and compliance higher than nearly all of the more than 175 other companies surveyed.
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ framework. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (25%), reputation, leadership and innovation (20%), governance (10%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (25%) and culture of ethics (20%). The full list of the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.
Rockwell Automation also announced today that its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report is now available online and in print. Besides detailing the company’s approach to ethical business practices, the report highlights updates on the company’s environmental performance, employee safety and culture, and community relations efforts.
To learn more about Rockwell Automation’s corporate responsibility practices and programs, please click here http://www.rockwellautomation.com/about-us/sustainability-ethics/overview.page.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is an independent center of research, best practices and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance and enables organizations to improve compliance, mitigate risk, and enhance relationships with employees, business partners, investors and the broad regulatory community. Ethisphere evaluates and benchmarks compliance and governance programs, honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program and publishes Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: www.ethisphere.com.
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Image 1: "Smart, Safe and Sustainable Manufacturing" is the title of Rockwell Automation's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, now available online and in print. The report highlights updates on the company's environmental performance, employee safety and culture, and community relations efforts. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Rockwell Automation Media Contact:
John Bernaden, 414-382-2555
Ethisphere Media Contact:
Clea Nabozny, 480-397-2658