General Motors has been included in The Ethisphere Institute’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2020.
The Ethisphere Institute says the World’s Most Ethical Companies ranking is “recognized for setting the global standards of business integrity and corporate citizenship.” The annually-published list identifies the most ethical companies based on a number of categories including its culture of ethics, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance and leadership and reputation. This year’s ranking included a total of 132 companies spanning 21 countries and 51 different industries.
GM was recognized by The Ethisphere Institute for its ‘Vision Zero’ commitment, which set it down the path to help create a world with zero vehicle emissions, zero traffic accident deaths and zero traffic congestion. GM was also applauded for its efforts in switching to renewable energy, which will see it a source 100 percent of its global electricity from renewables by 2040, and its commitment to increasing the percentage of sustainable materials used in its vehicles.
“It’s easier to live your values when things are going well, but it’s more difficult when the going gets tough,” GM CEO Mary Barra said in a statement. “At General Motors, we are determined to lead the automotive industry in creating a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, and to do it with integrity. This recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies is a testament to the men and women of General Motors who are committed to doing the right thing, even when it’s hard.”
“Congratulations to everyone at General Motors for earning this recognition,” added Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “This is a moment to acknowledge the leaders working to advance corporate cultures defined by integrity and affirm those companies contributing to broader societal imperatives and the greater good.”
GM was the only OEM automakers included in the World’s Most Ethical Companies ranking for 2020. The only other automotive companies that appeared on the list were all supply companies, those being Aptiv, Cummins and Cooper Standard. GM was also the biggest company by personnel count included on the list, with the automaker employing more than 164,000 people around the globe. Aptiv and Dell were the next biggest companies by employee count, respectively.
You can view the complete list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2020 at this link.