The Ethisphere Institute has named the Gemological Institute of America as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company for the second year in a row.
“The entire community of World’s Most Ethical Companies believe that customers, employees, investors, and regulators place a high premium on trust and that ethics and good governance are key in earning it,” said Ethisphere’s CEO Timothy Erblich in a GIA statement. “GIA joins an exclusive community committed to driving performance through leading business practices.”
To be included in the annual list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, organizations must demonstrate an active role in promoting ethical business practices internally and exceeding legal compliance standards, a statement said.
The Ethisphere Institute is an independent research group dedicated to promoting best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, and sustainability.