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Adidas, General Mills Drop Off ‘Most Ethical’ List; Kellogg’s, Hasbro, Alcoa Join

Starbucks, Patagonia and General Electric are among the 23 companies that have been named for six years running to Ethisphere’s Most Ethical Companies list, while Adidas and General Mills are among the major brands to have dropped off the list.

Swedish electronics manufacturer Electrolux joined the list this year, as did Intel, Hasbro, Kimberly-Clark, L’Oreal, Honeywell, Time Warner, Alcoa, Tata Steel, Marks & Spencer, CostCo, PetCo and Kellogg’s.

The 2012 list includes a record 145 companies, up from 110 in 2011. This year 43 of the companies listed are from outside the U.S.

The list honors companies that exhibit leadership in ethics and compliance. Ethisphere’s selection process is based on a questionnaire and due diligence research that consider companies’ ethics and compliance programs; reputation and legal compliance record; governance; culture of ethics; and corporate citizenship and responsibility.

Companies dropping off the list this year include aerospace company Indra Systemes, automotive company Denso and industrial equipment maker Caterpillar.

Last year, Adidas was named in the apparel category along with 2012 repeat firms Gap, Patagonia and Timberland. Throughout 2011 Adidas and fellow sportswear brands Nike and Puma were targeted by Greenpeace for their use of a Chinese textile manufacturer that the environmental group said had a questionable pollution record. All three firms have committed to eradicating hazardous chemicals from their supply chain by 2020 as a result of the campaign.

General Mills – manufacturer of food brands Cheerios and Yoplait – is another noticeable absentee from the 2012 list. PepsiCo, Solae and Stonyfield, the other firms named in the 2011 food and beverage category, all made the 2012 list, along with new addition The Kellogg Company.

Ethisphere’s full list of World’s Most Ethical companies 2012:

Aerospace And Defense
Rockwell CollinsUSA
The Aerospace CorporationUSA
Agriculture
Ethical Fruit Company LtdUK
Apparel
Comme Il FautIsrael
Gap IncUSA
PatagoniaUSA
TimberlandUSA
Automotive
Cummins Inc.USA
Ford Motor CompanyUSA
Johnson Controls, Inc.USA
Banking
National Australia BankAustralia
Old National BankUSA
RabobankNetherlands
Standard Chartered BankUK
Westpac GroupAustralia
Business Services
AccentureIreland
Dun & BradstreetUSA
NoblisUSA
Paychex, Inc.USA
William E. Connor & Associates Ltd.Hong Kong
Chemicals
Ecolab, Inc.USA
The Mosaic CompanyUSA
Pantheon EnterprisesUSA
Computer Hardware
Hitachi Data SystemsUSA
Intel CorporationUSA
Computer Software
Adobe SystemsUSA
MicrosoftUSA
Salesforce.comUSA
Symantec CorporationUSA
Teradata CorporationUSA
Wipro LtdIndia
Construction
CRH plcIreland
Granite Construction IncUSA
Consumer Electronics
ElectroluxSweden
RicohJapan
Texas InstrumentsUSA
Xerox CorporationUSA
Consumer Products
Colgate-Palmolive CompanyUSA
Hasbro, Inc.USA
Henkel AG & Co. KGaAGermany
Kao CorporationJapan
Kimberly-Clark CorporationUSA
Diversified Industries
General Electric Co.USA
E-commerce
eBay Inc.USA
Electronics
Applied Materials, Inc.USA
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.USA
Premier Farnell plcUK
Rockwell AutomationUSA
Energy And Utilites: Natural Gas
Encana CorporationCanada
NiSource Inc.USA
Sempra EnergyUSA
Spectra Energy CorpUSA
Energy And Utilities: Electric
EDP Energias de PortugalPortugal
ENMAX CorporationCanada
National GridUK/USA
Energy And Utilities: Wind
Vestas WindDenmark
Energy And Utlities: Water
Northumbrian Water GroupUK
Energy: Oil
Alyeska Pipeline Service CompanyUSA
StatoilNorway
Engineering And Design
AECOM Technology CorpUSA
CH2M HILLUSA
Fluor CorporationUSA
Parsons CorporationUSA
Environmental Services
Waste ManagementUSA
Financial Services
American ExpressUSA
NYSE EuronextUSA/Netherlands
The Hartford Financial Services GroupUSA
Thrivent Financial for LutheransUSA
TSYSUSA
Food And Beverage
Kellogg CompanyUSA
PepsiCoUSA
Solae, LLCUSA
StonyfieldUSA
Food Service
AramarkUSA
Forestry, Paper And Packaging
International PaperUSA
SCASweden
Stora EnsoFinland
Weyerhaeuser CompanyUSA
Health And Beauty
L’ORÉALFrance
Natura CosmeticosBrazil
Shiseido CoJapan
Healthcare Services
Baptist Health South FloridaUSA
Hospital Corporation of AmericaUSA
NovationUSA
Premier IncUSA
University HospitalsUSA
Industrial Manufacturing
Deere & CompanyUSA
Eaton CorporationUSA
Honeywell International Inc.USA
Kennametal Inc.USA
Milliken & CompanyUSA
Schneider ElectricFrance
The Timken CompanyUSA
Insurance: Brokerage
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.USA
Insurance: Health
Aflac Inc.USA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North CarolinaUSA
Blue Shield of CaliforniaUSA
Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance CorporationUSA
Insurance: Property And Casualty
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.Japan
The Progressive Group of Insurance CompaniesUSA
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.Japan
Insurance: Reinsurance
Swiss ReSwitzerland
Leisure And Hospitality
Holland America LineUSA
Kimpton HotelsUSA
Marriott International, Inc.USA
The Rezidor Hotel GroupBelgium
SeabournUSA
Media
Thomson ReutersUS/UK
Time Warner Inc.USA
Medical Devices
Becton DickinsonUSA
ColoplastDenmark
Henry Schein, Inc.USA
Royal PhilipsNetherlands
Metals And Mining
AlcoaUSA
Tata Steel LtdIndia
UmicoreBelgium
Pharmaceuticals And Biotechnology
Medicis Pharmaceutical CorporationUSA
Professional, Scientific And Technical Services
Concurrent Technologies CorporationUSA
SRA International, Inc.USA
Real Estate
British Land plcUK
Jones Lang LaSalle IncUSA
Realogy CorporationUSA
Restaurants And Cafes
Starbucks Coffee CompanyUSA
Retail- Food Stores
KeskoFinland
Safeway Inc.USA
SONAEPortugal
The Co-operative GroupUK
WegmansUSA
Whole Foods Market, Inc.USA
Retail-general
CostcoUSA
Marks and SpencerUK
TargetUSA
Retail-specialty
Best Buy Co., Inc.USA
OfficeMaxUSA
PetcoUSA
Ten Thousand VillagesUSA
Staffing Services
ManpowerGroupUSA
Telecommunications Equipment
Cisco SystemsUSA
Juniper NetworksUSA
Telecommunications Services
Portugal TelecomPortugal
SingTelSingapore
T-Mobile USA, Inc.USA
Transportation And Logistics
Nippon Yusen Kabushi KaishaJapan
Panama Canal AuthorityPanama
UPSUSA

 

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