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US Companies that made the 2012 Most Ethical Companies List

This annual list provides consumers with a list of companies that support ethical practices by:

Providing quality products at fair prices Providing steady employment in safe, healthy environments Supporting community institutions Remaining compliant to legal compliances, laws, safeguards Giving back Practicing business sustainably Competing fairly, ethically in a corporate sense

Some US companies that made the list in consumer categories, and in categories where corporate and ethics might seem to be non-compatible or oxymoron terms:

US Consumer products category winners were Colgate-Palmolive Co., Hasbro, Inc., and Kimberly-Clark Co. US Food and beverage category winners were Kellogg Co., PepsiCo, Solae, LLC, and Stonyfield.

  • US Health care services category winners were Baptist Health South Florida, Hospital Corporation of America, Novation, Premier Inc., and University Hospitals.
  • US Health insurance category winners were Aflac, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Blue Shield of California, and Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation.
  • US Property and casualty insurance category winner was The Progressive Group of Insurance Co. This winner was of note as later in 2012, Progressive’s ethics perceptions by consumers took a huge downturn after a public relations nightmare was unleashed via social media venues.
  • US Medical devices category winners were Becton Dickinson, and Henry Schein, Inc.
  • US Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnologies category winners were Concurrent Technologies Corporation, and SRA International, Inc.
  • US General retailers category winners were Costco and Target.

Nominations for the 2013 list of Ethical Companies are due January 9th, 2013. There is also a list compiled for Attorneys Who Matter.

To read the full list of 2012 Ethical Company winners, click the following link: http://www.ethisphere.com/wme/