Kellogg Named Among 'Most Ethical'

June 4, 2008
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BATTLE CREEK — The Ethisphere Institute has named Kellogg Co. to its World’s Most Ethical Companies list.

Ethisphere Institute is a New York-based think-tank that researches and promotes profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility. According to the institute, researchers and analysts reviewed several thousand companies to determine this year’s finalists, and their work included a multi-step evaluation process. The committee that chooses the finalists is comprised of leading attorneys, government officials, professors and leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices.

“Kellogg is among the companies recognized this year because they have developed impressive and meaningful ethical practices, making them true standouts within their industries,” said Alexander Brigham, executive director of the institute. Brigham added that Kellogg goes “well beyond the legal minimums” and opts instead to bring about innovative ideas that contribute to public well-being. “By their actions, they are forcing their competitors to follow suit or fall behind — truly embodying the notion that ethical business practices are more profitable in the long run.”

Neil Nyberg, Kellogg’s vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, said the company is honored to be recognized by Ethisphere for its “steadfast commitment” to ethics and social responsibility.

“Our founder, W.K. Kellogg, built our company on a foundation of integrity and respect, and our people are dedicated to continuing this legacy by living these values each and every day,” Nyberg commented.

The list of the 2008 World’s Most Ethical companies will be featured in the second quarter issue of Ethisphere Magazine.

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