Symantec Ranks Among World's Most Ethical Companies for Six Straight Years

Paul Lilly

International think-tank Ethisphere named a number of tech firms in its list of World's Most Ethical (WME) companies for 2013.

Security firm Symantec has been named one of 2013's World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, an international think-tank and supposedly the only provider of third-party verifications of compliance programs. Ethisphere's methodology includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation, and regulatory infraction histories, along with evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices, among other criteria.

Symantec's inclusion is notable because it's the sixth straight time it's made the list.

"Investment in ethical and responsible operations is an essential aspect of being a successful and sought-after employer, partner, and solutions provider. Symantec employees at all levels of the organization are devoted to creating a culture of ethics and integrity," said Steve Bennett , president and chief executive officer, Symantec. "Receiving this award for the sixth consecutive year is a testimonial to our strong ethical corporate culture. It sets an expectation for our employees, customers, shareholders and society as a whole that we will continue to exercise good business judgment and devote resources and energy to these programs."

Ethisphere said it received a record number of nominations and applications in 2013. A fair number of technology-related companies made the list, including Cisco, eBay, Intel, Juniper Networks, Salesforce, T-Mobile, Texas Instruments, Xerox, and others.

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