“The world’s most ethical business enterprise” honors companies that have made outstanding achievements in transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance. The award evaluates enterprises from five dimensions: ethics and compliance program, corporate citizenship and responsibility, ethical culture, governance, leadership and reputation. This year, 135 companies from 22 countries and regions and 47 industries were included in the list.
Sony official said: maintaining a profound corporate ethics culture while continuing innovation is one of Sony’s core strategies. The establishment of “Sony Group Code of conduct” is based on the core moral values of fairness, integrity, honesty, respect and responsibility, which is the foundation of Sony culture. The award praised Sony’s firm commitment to these principles in an era of difficulties and uncertainty. Sony believes that its profound corporate ethics culture can further promote its initiatives of sustainable value creation.
“We are very happy and proud that Ethisphere has once again rated Sony as one of the most ethical companies in the world,” said Kenichiro Yoshida, chairman, President and CEO of Sony. Sony’s commitment to “integrity and sincerity” runs through all aspects of its business and forms one of our most important and enduring values. Covid-19 will continue to make every effort to improve our environment and social sustainable development, such as the new crown epidemic, climate change and social justice. We promise to continue to develop in a moral way and take a long-term view on SONY, and contribute to human, social and global projects through all our business operations and social support projects.
Timothy erblich, chief executive of Ethisphere, said: “in responding to the severe challenges of 2020, we see that enterprises (compared with all other organizations) have taken the lead and won the trust of stakeholders with resilience and commitment to ethics and integrity. The world’s most ethical businesses continue to demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest value and have a positive impact on the communities they serve. I’d like to congratulate everyone at Sony for winning this honor. “