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Worlds Most Ethical Company

Questioning the ethics of Ethisphere, the company behind the World’s Most Ethical Company designation. Does anyone truly buy into this? After seeing how CareFirst has operated and the push to rate highly in the surveys, the ethics of Ethisphere and the entire organization are questionable.

Ethisphere is a for profit company whose pay to play model is sketchy.

See: https://slate.com/business/2010/03/beware-of-corporate-consulting-firms-offering-awards-for-corporate-ethics.html

Slate article on Ethisphere

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I’m embarrassed to work for a company that brags about this. From a magazine that made up a award

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Ethisphere has been criticized for its business model and the possible conflict of interest created when other companies pay for an assessment.[4][1] Ethisphere assesses companies based on self-reported data and a survey.[1][5][6] Companies dubbed "most ethical" by Ethisphere include Eastman Chemical and Blue Shield of California, despite the involvement of both in major public scandals at the time.[5]

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Worlds most ethical company application question #1-Did you pay us money?

  • If yes, congrats! You are now a worlds most ethical company!
  • If no, sorry you didn’t make it this year. Maybe next year you can take money away from employees and give it to us. That’s very ethical
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I’ve been involved with the folks from this company. They don’t dive very deep when they ask questions.

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I also read that Email. Made me chuckle. I do not buy into it.

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