Dell Inc. Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies® for 2017
Dell Inc. announces it has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
This is the fifth consecutive year Dell has been recognised. It is one of only three honourees in the technology industry, underscoring the company’s commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.
“While the discourse around the world changed profoundly in 2017, a stronger voice emerged. Global corporations operating with a common rule of law are now society’s strongest force to improve the human condition. This year we saw companies increasingly finding their voice. The World’s Most Ethical Companies in particular continued to show exemplary leadership,” explained Ethisphere’s CEO, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at Dell for being recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.”
In 2017, 135 honourees were recognised, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries. The twelfth class of honourees had record levels of involvement with their stakeholders and their communities around the world. Measuring and improving culture, leading authentically and committing to transparency, diversity and inclusion were all priorities for honourees.
“We are honoured to be listed among the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth consecutive year,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies. “Ethics and integrity matter at Dell. We work hard to earn our customers’ trust, improve our communities, and inspire our team members through sound, ethical decision making. Because at Dell, how we do our work is just as important as the results we achieve.”
Dell is committed to a culture of integrating ethics and compliance into daily decision-making. Dell believes acting ethically in all we do is good business and important to our customers, suppliers and strategic partners. As a result, critical programs have been developed to address key risks across the enterprise. These programs operate under the oversight of the Dell Global Risk and Compliance Council (GRCC), which includes members of the Dell Executive Leadership Team and strategic functional heads such as Ethics, Audit and Accounting. This Council ensures both top-level leadership support and appropriate resources are available for Dell’s risk and compliance programs, and that ethical decision-making informs strategic decision-making at the company.
“Dell is thrilled to be recognised again as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies,” said Michael McLaughlin, chief ethics and compliance officer, Dell. “This honour recognised Dell team members around the world who try each and every day to do the right thing in the service of our customers.”