Eaton Leadership Insights: Want Better Business Results? Try Ethics.

By Joe Rodgers

Recently I listened to a TED Talk by Erika Cheung, one of the key whistleblowers in the Theranos scandal, who asks, “How do we make speaking up the norm and not the exception?” As Eaton’s Senior Vice President of Ethics and Compliance, I believe we should all be asking that same question every day. When speaking up is part of the company culture, employees feel empowered. When it is not, employees feel powerless and companies pay the price.

Principal® CEO Dan Houston Honored With “Ethics in Action" Award

Award recognizes sustained commitment to ethical leadership
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DES MOINES, Iowa, October 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ – has recognized Dan Houston, chairman, president, and chief executive officer at Principal®, as the recipient of the 2022 John Winthrop Wright “Ethics in Action” award. This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates a sustained commitment to ethical leadership by modeling and emphasizing core ethical values that are essential to the mission and success of their organization.

The Calavo Way: Ethics and Integrity


Calavo is committed to conducting its business honestly and ethically wherever we operate in the world, constantly improving the quality of our services, products and operations and maintaining a reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust and sound business judgment. Calavo’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics outlines basic principles, in both English and Spanish, to guide all directors, officers and employees towards ethical behavior. Our Vendor Code of Conduct sets out similar expectations for our suppliers.

Qualcomm's Commitment to Ethics and Compliance


We believe ethical conduct is a culture imperative and strive to follow the letter and the spirit of The Qualcomm Way: Our Code of Business Conduct, understanding it in the context of our core Company values: Purposeful Innovation, Passionate Execution, Unquestioned Integrity and Collaborative Community.

Georgia-Pacific Celebrates Women's History and National Ethics Awareness Month

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Celebrating Women's History and National Ethics Awareness Month!

Together, as we strive to create a more inclusive environment, each employee's different perspectives, aptitudes, skills, knowledge, experience, and background come to identify opportunities, solve problems, and create greater value for others.

We asked some of our leaders in compliance to talk about their personal inspirations in their professional life.

Driving Conversations About Ethics


We measure our success not only by the results we achieve, but how we achieve them.

We all know that strong ethics are important. We conduct ethics training and talk about our values all the time, but what does ethical behavior really mean in real-life decision-making and actions every day?

Business Sustainability Risk and Performance Index 2021

Insights from Global Supply Chain Rating

See key findings from the fifth edition of the Business Sustainability Risk and Performance Index: Insights from Global Supply Chain Ratings, which examines the sustainability performance of more than 46,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis during the period 2016-2020. All in a bite-sized infographic format.

The infographic includes an analysis of business sustainability performance across four themes: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement along with industry snapshots and regional comparisons.

From the Fifth Third Bancorp 2020 ESG Report: Third-Party Management


Fifth Third has a robust third-party management program for the acquisition of goods and services. Read more in the 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report beginning on page 46. 

Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets forth Fifth Third’s expectations for ethical, human rights, labor and environmental standards throughout our supplier network. It is expected that Fifth Third suppliers demonstrate the same level of commitment to ethical business practices.

From the Fifth Third 2020 ESG Report: Enterprise Risk Management


Fifth Third Bank has been in business since 1858 and has been successful over this span of years by effectively balancing risk and return.

We take risks every day delivering products and services to customers and executing our business processes and activities. Therefore, we are responsible for managing these risks effectively to deliver through the cycle value and performance for our shareholders, customers, employees, and communities.


Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Why It's a Critical Business Focus


As the greater landscape of industry shifts beneath our feet, a crucial element is quietly evolving with it: the expectations of investors.

To determine the value of a potential investment, firms have begun using a specific set of criteria designed to evaluate a company’s sustainability. That is to say, how well will the company hold up to environmental scrutiny? How strong are its relationships in its social ecosystem? Is leadership transparent or will they end up in the headlines in a few years?


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