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Ethical Fruit Company Named To Ethisphere's 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies List

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Ethical Fruit Company, Worcestershire, England (which is the parent company of Organic Farm Foods) announced on 15th March that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the leading business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

This is the first year that the company has been honored for promoting the highest of ethical standards. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Ethical Fruit Company secured a hard-earned spot on the list by implementing and maintaining upright business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company’s success, benefit the community and raise the bar for ethical standards within the industry.

"There is no question that Ethical Fruit Company strives to go beyond simple compliance to demonstrate leadership in the important field of business ethics,” said Adam Wakeley, MD. “Everyone who comes into contact with us understands the central role integrity plays at both the Ethical Fruit Company or Organic Farm Foods. Being named to Ethisphere’s 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies list shows that we take corporate citizenship seriously and we’re honored to be included.”

This is the sixth year Ethisphere has published the WME rankings. Ethisphere reviewed thousands of companies and evaluated a record number of applications utilizing its propriety methodology through in-depth research and multi-step analysis, naming the companies that surpassed their industry peers to this year's World's Most Ethical Companies list. The 2012 list features companies in more than three dozen industries, including 40 companies headquartered outside the United States.

“A strong ethical foundation is a competitive advantage, and we recognizes the important role corporate responsibility plays in improving its bottom line,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. “As more and more organizations strive for this honor each year, Ethical Fruit Company’s inclusion as a World’s Most Ethical Company for 2012 demonstrates its industry-leading commitment to ethics and dedication to integrity.”

The methodology for the WME ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies http://www.ethisphere.com

About Ethisphere Institute:

The research-based Ethisphere® Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. The Institute’s premier membership group, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance™, is a business ethics forum that includes more than 100 leading corporations, universities and institutions that collectively leverage their experience, expertise and innovative ways to address emerging compliance challenges. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com

 

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