For Fourth Year, CH2M HILL Named to Ethisphere’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies”
March 16, 2012
CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The sixth annual list from leading international think-tank Ethisphere Institute highlights organizations that show leadership in promoting ethical business standards. Recognized companies go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action, introducing innovative ideas to benefit the public and compelling their competitors to follow suit.
“Being named one of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies is a great honor for CH2M HILL and a testament to the collective commitment of our employees to our core values of respect and delivery excellence,” says Lee McIntire
, CH2M HILL Chairman and CEO.
As CH2M HILL continues to monitor and strengthen its programs
, the company is proud of the progress made in 2011 in these areas:
- Creating an ethics ambassador program in each of our office locations
- Establishing Supplier Ethics and Business Conduct Principles
- Encouraging a commitment to sustainability as it pertains to company operations and the services provided to clients
- Fostering Community investment and employee volunteerism
Chief Legal Officer Margaret McLean
says, “Successful ethics programs require more than a robust policy or code of conduct, they require leadership, ongoing communications and encouraging ethics as part of our daily dialogue.”
“Each year the competition for 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 scrutinize 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. The methodology for the World’s Most Ethical Companies includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.
Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies at http://ethisphere.com/wme
. The World’s Most Ethical Companies will also be featured in the Q1 issue of the quarterly magazine Ethisphere
About CH2M HILL
Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$6.4 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. Visit us at www.ch2mhill.com
About Ethisphere Institute:
The research-based Ethisphere®
Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside®
Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. The Institute’s premier membership group, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance™, is a business ethics forum that includes more than 100 leading corporations, universities and institutions that collectively leverage their experience, expertise and innovative ways to address emerging compliance challenges. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com
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