Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, has been rated one of the world’s most ethical companies according to the Ethisphere Institute, which announced its annual ranking of companies with highly ethical business practices Feb. 25. The Ethisphere Institute is a for-profit company that defines and measures corporate ethical standards, recognizes companies that excel and promotes best practices in corporate ethics.
The Ethisphere Institute has recognized Deere as one of the world’s most ethical businesses 13 times since first starting its annual ranking more than 10 years ago. This year, 130 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 51 industries.
“Integrity is a core value at John Deere and has been critical to our company’s long history of success,” says John May, CEO of Deere & Company. “We remain committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and maintaining our reputation for doing business the right way.”
“This is a moment to acknowledge the leaders working to advance corporate cultures defined by integrity and affirm those companies contributing to broader societal imperatives and the greater good,” says Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich.