In assembling the 2007 rankings of the Worlds Most Ethical Companies, the researchers and editors of Ethisphere examined more than 5,000 companies across 30 separate industries, looking for true ethical leadership, say the magazine editors.
We looked for absolutes. We examined companies in relational context of their industries. And we looked for influential leadership that moved others to change or follow. Companies were measured in a rigorous eight-step process and then scored against nine distinct ethical leadership criteria.
Some of the companies on the list may surprise you. MacDonalds? Equally surprising, to us, are those that didnt make the cut. FedEx, for one, certainly comes to mind.
Check out the complete list, and a description of how the most ethical companies were selected.