IBM ranks on Ethisphere’s 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies
I am proud to share with you that for the third year in a row, IBM was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for its unwavering commitment to business integrity by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
A total of 135 companies were recognized, spanning 22 countries and 47 industries. We were assessed across more than 200 data points on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain – including how we adapted and responded to the global pandemic, as well as recent inclusion and social justice movements.
As a 110-year-old company, we know what it means to lead and act with values. We are dedicated to every client’s success. We deliver innovation that matters, for our company and for the world. And, we strive to maintain trust and responsibility in all relationships.
In defining what we stand for, we shape how we lead. How our people make decisions and act. And how our culture is shaped over time.
On the business front, we are currently on a mission to redefine our industry with hybrid cloud and AI. This mission is underpinned by IBM’s corporate culture that is fundamentally committed to progress.
Our culture affirms and gives meaning to what IBM is and what it can become. It comes to life through our behaviors, mindset and actions. It enables IBMers to do what they do best, deliver value to our clients, society and the world.
It shows up in business decisions, like our founding of the AI Ethics Board or policy advocacy, like when we acted in favor of hate crime legislation, or how we shared resources, formed alliances and deployed solutions to help meet the complex, urgent challenges of COVID-19. Or in how we drive social impact or work to sustain the environment.
So when we look at the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies rankings, I want to acknowledge the many things which have made this recognition possible – our people, our programs, our policies, and our values that when taken together, they are that intangible, but essential, thing we call culture.