Johnson Controls named one of the world’s ‘most ethical companies’

Global technology giant Johnson Controls was named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization that defines and advances the standards of ethical business practices, on February 12.

JCI was one of 135 companies selected from 23 countries and 57 industries, and one of just five from the industrial manufacturing category, which included 3M, John Deere, Milliken and Timken.

Energy companies EDP, Iberdrola, the National Grid, Next Era Energy, Nisource and AES were also named.

Marks were given in five key categories: ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation.

“Since 2007, Ethisphere has honoured those companies who recognize their critical role to influence and drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world and work to maximize their impact wherever possible,” an Ethisphere company statement said.