Ethisphere Institute’s 2015 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies includes Ford Motor Company, making it the only vehicle manufacturer on this list. Ethisphere’s list included companies that pay special attention to five categories of ethics and compliance, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance and leadership, and innovation and reputation on which the nominations are based.
This special honor is bestowed on Ford Motors for the way in which the company conducts its business giving utmost importance to products and services. It is even more noteworthy due to the fact that Ford is the only automaker to have received this honor for six consecutive years. This year’s honorees included 132 companies spanning 21 countries and 5 continents representing over 50 industries. There are three Indian companies on the list – Wipro, Tata Steel and Tata Power.
The Ethisphere Institute is an independent research firm and conference organizer well versed in defining and advancing standards of ethical business practices. You can have a look at the full list below.
Ford, in the meantime, has made sustainability a top priority, with the first US built hybrid vehicles and even planting grass on the rooftops of its assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan. The company’s green initiatives continue in the form of Parking Spotter app that allows drivers to locate an empty parking lot, reduce fuel usage and emissions while at the same time benefit drivers.
At the Mobile World Conference, the company unveiled its new e-bike prototype. MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro concepts are foldable and useful for trips that need more than one mode of travel while its 9 hour battery can offer all the power needed or assist riders who wish to pedal. These bikes are still in the making and may not be available for sometime, but in the mean while, Ford will continue its sustainable efforts and could even win the World’s Most Ethical Award for an unprecedented 7 consecutive year.