Ethisphere Names Cummins to World's Most Ethical Companies List

Feb 25, 2021 10:15 AM ET

Cummins has been named to the Ethisphere Institute’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for a 14th consecutive year, joining 134 other companies spanning 22 countries and 47 industries on the 2021 list.

The institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character and measure and improve culture.

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve,” said Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “Congratulations to everyone at Cummins for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”

The companies on the list participated in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process, which included more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. This year’s question set was expanded to gauge how applicants are adapting and responding to the global health pandemic, environmental, social, and governance factors, safety, equity, inclusion and social justice.

Cummins was one of four companies honored in the Automotive category. Ethics have been an important part of company culture at Cummins from its founding in 1919 to its 100th anniversary in 2019 an on to today. Employees worldwide are required to comply with Cummins’ Code of Business Conduct, built around 10 fundamental principles. Cummins’ Ethics and Compliance function reinforces those principles through a host of online training courses ranging from anti-bribery to conflicts of interest and fair competition.