By Paola Zeni, Symantec Director, Global Privacy, Ethics, and Compliance.
Symantec has been recognized as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance. This is the seventh time that Symantec has been honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. Symantec is one of only 10 technology companies worldwide honored this year.
This award belongs to all employees at Symantec, who act in their daily job in accordance with the highest ethical standards.
"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," said Ethisphere's Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Symantec joins an exclusive community, committed to driving performance through leading business practices. We congratulate everyone at Symantec for this extraordinary achievement."
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotientframework, which was developed by ethical thought-leaders to assess an organization's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. In order to qualify for the award, Symantec provided information on its ethics and compliance program, reputation, leadership and innovation, corporate citizenship and responsibility, and culture of ethics.
The full list of the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.
Paola Zeni is Symantec's Director of Global Privacy, Ethics, and Compliance.