San Jose, CA—Western Digital Corp. was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute for the third year in a row as one of the Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Ethisphere Institute defines and advances the standards of ethical business practices. Moreover, this year it recognized a total of 135 honorees, spanning 22 countries and 47 industries.
Furthermore, Western Digital was one of just six companies Ethisphere recognized in the technology industry. The honor was based on WD’s strong leadership and ongoing commitment to establishing honest and ethical conduct.
“Western Digital is honored to be among 135 companies recognized for setting global standards of business integrity and corporate citizenship,” said Tiffany Scurry, Western Digital’s chief compliance officer.
“At Western Digital, how we do our work is just as important as the results we achieve. Our Global Code of Conduct guides how we develop and deliver products, as well as how we work with customers, suppliers, distributors and other partners. Operating responsibly and ethically isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s a key marketplace differentiator.”
Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies
In addition, Ethisphere assesses data responses to more than 200 questions on a company’s culture, environmental, ethics and diversity initiatives. What’s more, this year’s process evaluated how applicants were adapting and responding to the global health pandemic. It also looked at a company in regard to environmental, social and governance factors, as well as safety, equity, inclusion and social justice.
“While addressing the tough challenges of 2020, we saw the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impact the communities they serve,” said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “Congratulations to everyone at Western Digital for once again earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”
The full list of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found here.
Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring as well as defining core ethics standards. It uses data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character as well as measure and improve culture.
Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program. It also provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA).