New Delhi: Jones Lang LaSalle has made it to the world’s most Ethical Companies list. Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the research and promotion of profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility, announced the award at the Ethisphere and Forbes joint-conference, on ‘Driving profit through ethical leadership’. The list will be featured in the Q2 issue of Ethisphere Magazine.
Researchers and analysts from the institute reviewed several thousand companies in order to determine the finalists, which included a rigorous, multi-step evaluation process. The committee comprises of leading attorneys and government officials, professors and leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices.
Anuj Puri, chairman and country head, Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj adds, “This recognition is timely for an emerging market and a category such as real estate, which is growing at a phenomenal pace. It reinforces the value we bring to our clients, employees and the community we live in.”
The extensive research process included reviewing over 10,000 of the world’s leading companies across six continents. Ethisphere analysts reviewed codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluated investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looked at companies’ activities to improve corporate citizenship; studied nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and worked with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.
The day-long conference, which featured Forbes editors and executives from world-renowned corporations, universities and ethics organizations, focused on ethical culture and leadership and highlighted companies’ experiences and ethical challenges, provided advice on preparing for ethical dilemmas and gave viewpoints from an investor’s perspective. The conference culminated with recognizing Ethisphere Magazine’s 2008 World’s Most Ethical Companies at an evening awards dinner.