Once again the Rezidor Hotel Group features in the list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies: for the fourth consecutive year, the US think-tank Ethisphere has recognised the company for its real and sustained ethical leadership.
“We are extremely proud to have been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies since 2010,” said Wolfgang M. Neumann, Rezidor’s President & CEO. “Receiving this prestigious award for the fourth year in a row underlines our long-term commitment to Responsible Business. A strong ethics programme is a key component to a successful business model, and we continue to scrutinise our ethical standards to keep up with the ever-changing regulatory environment.”
Through in-depth research and multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. The methodology for the award 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.
“Not only did more companies apply for the World's Most Ethical Companies recognition this year than ever before, but we are also seeing more companies being proactive and creating new initiatives that expand ethics programmes and cultures across entire industries,” commented Alex Brigham, Executive Director of Ethisphere. “We are excited to see the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies take these leadership positions, and embrace the correlation between ethical behaviour and improved financial performance.”