Voya Financial Named Among World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2017
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies that internally promote ethical business standards and practices have historically outperformed others in financial terms. There is a clear connection between good ethical practices in business and market performance. Ethical companies shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.
The World’s Most Ethical Companies program honors companies from around the world that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to good ethical practices in business. The program is run by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
Voya Financial has now announced that it has been named for the fourth year in a row as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute. Voya considers it as its core responsibility as a financial services firm to behave ethically, to protect customer information with the highest integrity, and to impart its financial knowledge in a way that serves its clients efficiently and transparently.
Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin, Jr. said that the culture at Voya is a reflection of the company’s commitment to doing business the right way. The company emphasizes trust, transparency and continuous improvement – and rewards its people based on not only what is achieved, but how it is achieved. Voya’s customers are increasingly seeking to do business with companies that are genuinely good – and Voya is proud to be recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company.
Ethisphere’s CEO, Timothy Erblich, said that companies honored as the World’s Most Ethical invest in their local communities, embrace strategies of diversity, inclusion and equality – and focus on the long-term as a sustainable business advantage. In the Institute’s analysis of 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies, Voya Financial scored well against its established criteria.
Each year, Voya holds an Ethics Awareness Week, designed to help employees better understand its policies. Kicked off by the CEO with a focus on its core value, ‘Doing the Right Thing,’ the week includes engaging videos, intranet articles and a quiz with prizes. Voya trains 100 percent of its employees annually on its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics policy.
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