The recognition honors companies demonstrating exceptional leadership and a commitment to business integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance, and governance practices
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.— RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the fifth year that RTI has been recognized on Ethisphere’s annual list.
“RTI remains committed to living our mission of improving the human condition and we know that in doing so, our business practices must continue to maintain the highest ethical standards,” said G. Edward Story, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at RTI. “We are thrilled to accept this award for the fifth time and are honored to appear on this year’s diverse list of ethical employers. This recognition is possible thanks to the efforts and commitment of the staff across RTI and I extend my deepest gratitude for all those who contribute on daily basis to advancing our mission consistent with our values.”
RTI has a robust Ethics and Compliance program, which includes a Code of Ethics and Business Conduct for RTI’s nearly 6,000 employees working in more than 75 countries, a confidential Business Ethics hotline and a web resource on the company’s intranet.
“Our ethics program has continued to expand over the years and is one of the key reasons we consider RTI a great place for staff members not only to work, but to thrive,” said Story.
RTI is Ethisphere’s only honoree in the Scientific and Technical Services industry category. This year, 136 honorees were recognized spanning 22 countries and 45 industries.
“Today, business leaders face their greatest mandate yet to be ethical, accountable, and trusted to drive positive change,” said Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to integrity, sustainability, governance, and community. Congratulations to RTI for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”
Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.
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Ethisphere® is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character and measure and improve culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). More information about Ethisphere can be found at: https://ethisphere.com.