Milliken & Co. has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute.

According to Joe Salley, president and CEO of Milliken, being an honoree for nine consecutive years underscores Milliken's commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices, and ensuring long-term value to key stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers and communities.

“As a community of innovators, our associates understand the importance of conducting business in accordance with the highest ethical standards and are inspired by the idea of bringing innovations to the market that have a positive impact on the world,” he said. 

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient (EQ) framework developed over years of research to provide a means to assess an organization’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance," said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere’s CEO. "These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing. Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Milliken for this extraordinary achievement.”

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