Ethisphere Institute names ABB as one of the world's most ethical companies

Ethisphere Institute names ABB as one of the world's most ethical companies 
ABB recognized for demonstrated leadership in ethical business practices 
ZURICH, Switzerland, March 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - ABB, the power and 
automation technology group, was named by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading 
international organization dedicated to best practices in business ethics, 
to its 2013 list of the world's most ethical companies. 
ABB was recognized because of its demonstrated leadership in ethical business 
practices according to the Ethisphere Institute. 
"We are pleased with the progress we have made in embedding integrity in our 
business processes and our organization," said Diane de Saint Victor, ABB 
General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee. "Being recognized by 
Ethisphere supports our view that ethical practices are key to ABB's long term 
In compiling its list, Ethisphere reviews codes of ethics, litigation and 
regulatory infraction histories; evaluates investment in innovation and 
sustainable business practices; looks at activities designed to improve 
corporate citizenship; and studies nominations from senior executives, 
industry peers, suppliers and customers. 
The Ethisphere Institute has compiled an annual list of the world's most 
ethical companies since 2007. For the 2013 list, which is the largest to date, 
Ethisphere reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 
36 industries. 
"Not only did more companies apply for the World's Most Ethical Companies 
recognition this year than any year in the past, which demonstrates that 
ethical activity is an important part of many of these companies' business 
models, but we are also seeing more companies be proactive and create new 
initiatives that expand ethics programs and cultures across entire industries, 
such as industry-based ethics associations and other activities," said Alex 
Brigham, Executive Director of Ethisphere. 
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable 
utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering 
environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 
countries and employs about 145,000 people. 
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. More information on the Ethisphere 
Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at 
 For more information please contact: ABB Group Media Relations: Thomas 
Schmidt; Antonio Ligi (Zurich, Switzerland) Tel: +41 43 317 6568 
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