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Milliken named among world’s most ethical companies

The manufacturer received prestigious Ethisphere Institute honour for 13th consecutive year.

27th February 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Spartanburg, SC

Interiors, Protective, Sustainable

Milliken is one of the leading manufacturers of floor coverings for corporate, public space, retail, hospitality and leisure environments. © Milliken

Milliken & Company, a manufacturer with expertise in specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles, has been named among the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

“It is with tremendous pride that I congratulate our associates across the world on earning this important designation,” said Halsey M. Cook, Milliken & Company’s President and CEO. “Ethical business practices have long been woven into our company culture and carried out by our associates. This honour upholds our belief that both individually and as a company we can make a positive impact with every action we take.”

An esteemed group of 128 companies, the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies marks out organisations that are influencing and driving positive change in the business community and societies around the world. Milliken is one of only eight companies to earn the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation every year since the honour’s inception.

“I congratulate Milliken for, once again, being named to the World’s Most Ethical Companies,” commented Ethisphere’s CEO, Timothy Erblich. “Over the last 13 years, Milliken has helped highlight how a deep-rooted commitment to purpose-based strategy can equally fill a need within the business community while also advance the company’s overarching success.”

Milliken is one of 128 honourees recognised in 2019, representing 21 countries and 50 industries. The thirteenth class profoundly illustrate how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces, and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose. 

The World's Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardised manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), culture of ethics (20%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), governance (15%) and leadership and reputation (10%).

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