Milliken has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Milliken has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company for 11 years, every year since the award was first given in 2007. This year, it is one of only 20 privately-owned companies receiving the honor.

“How Milliken grows is equally as important as how much we grow–this is an integral belief that each Milliken associate holds, and that directs their work daily,” said j. Harold Chandler, president, CEO, and chairman. “It is an honor to be annually recognized for this perspective on a successful, values-based business.”

The company has engaged in corporate citizenship throughout its headquarter community of Spartanburg, S.C., with a combined associate and company foundation donation of more than $500,000 to local nonprofits in 2016. As environmental stewards, Milliken diverts waste from landfill, utilizes renewable energy, and maintains a 600-acre corporate arboretum, where it hosts numerous community events. Milliken locations around the world each engage in their local communities through philanthropic activities and meaningful career opportunities for associates and their families.

Best practices and insights from the 2017 honorees will be released in a series of infographics and research throughout the year.

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