PepsiCo, Kellogg Company and The Hershey Company have been named some of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute.
Others in the food and beverage industry who made the list include Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric SE, ABB Group, Ingredion Incorporated and illycaffé spa.
The Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognises companies that go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. Honorees promote ethical business standards and practices internally, exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today.
In 2015, 132 honorees were named spanning 21 countries and five continents and representing over 50 industries.
"As a seven-time honoree, Rockwell Automation adopts leading ethical standards and practices that ensure long-term value to customers, employees, suppliers, and investors," said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere's chief executive officer. "Rockwell Automation uses ethics as a means to further define its industry leadership."
“Ethics and integrity are deeply rooted and ingrained in our culture," said Keith D. Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation chairman and CEO. "I'm proud of our employees who consistently do the right things, the right way, every day. They differentiate our company, giving us a competitive advantage.”