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

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ethisphere and the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation, which recognizes those companies that align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, share future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices.

Milliken is one of 14 companies to receive this honor every year since Ethisphere’s inception in 2007, and one of 21 privately held companies to be recognized this year.

Milliken makes a conscious effort to instill high ethical values throughout its daily business practices, according to the institute. Corporate accountability, resource preservation and a shared mission to deliver innovations that ‘do good’ for the world are a few examples of why Milliken, a storied 150-year-old company, has earned this high honor for 10 consecutive years.

“The landscape of corporate ethics is changing, driven by an increasing desire for transparent relationships with companies in the industries and local communities in which they operate,” said Joe Salley, Milliken's president and CEO. “Strong ethical values and a passion for meaningful innovation unite all Milliken associates worldwide.”

Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich, added, “Milliken’s 150 years demonstrate what few companies can—a sustainable business advantage supported by their values and commitment to ethics and innovation. Milliken recognizes the correlation between ethics and performance and the value this creates for their communities, customers and associates.”

For more information, visit