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Two Indian companies among most ethical in the world

Last updated on: March 20, 2012 08:35 IST

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There are many companies in the world, but not all do business ethically.

Ethisphere Institute, an American think-tank, has come out with a list that shows that 145 companies in countries like the US, Great Britain, Japan, Portugal and India stood out for setting high standards of employee behaviour and conduct.

Let's take a look at the companies, including two from India, that have been rated most ethical by the institute.

Tata Steel

Tata Steel Limited is a multinational steel company headquartered in Mumbai, and subsidiary of Tata Group. It is the 10th-largest steel producing company in the world, with an annual crude steel capacity of 23.5 million tonnes, and the largest private-sector steel company in India measured by domestic production.

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Wipro

Wipro Limited is an Indian global IT services and consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, India. As of 2012, it is the second-largest IT services company by turnover in India, employing about 120,000 people worldwide as of December 2011.

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Gap

The Gap is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco, California, and founded in 1969 by Donald G Fisher and Doris F Fisher.

The company has five primary brands: the namesake Gap banner, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta.

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Timberland

It is a US-based global manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear with a focus on footwear. Timberland footwear is popular for hiking, mountaineering, and casual wear.

The company also sells apparel such as clothes, watches and leather goods.

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Ford Motor Company

It is an American multinational automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

The automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. In addition to the Ford and Lincoln brands, Ford owns a small stake in Mazda in Japan and Aston Martin in the UK.

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Standard Chartered

It is a multinational financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with operations in more than 70 countries.

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Accenture

It is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company headquartered in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. It is the largest consulting firm in the world and is a Fortune Global 500 company.

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Intel Corporation

It is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California, United States, and the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue.

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Adobe Systems Incorporated

It is an American multinational computer software company founded in 1982 and headquartered in San Jose, California, United States.

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Microsoft

It is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, United States, that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions.

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Symantec

It is the largest maker of security software for computers, best known for its Norton brand. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 stock market index.

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Xerox

It is an American multinational document management corporation that produced and sells a range of colour and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production printing presses, and related consulting services and supplies.

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Colgate-Palmolive

It is an American multinational consumer products company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, health care and personal products, such as soaps, detergents, and oral hygiene products (including toothpaste and toothbrushes).

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eBay

It is an American multinational Internet consumer-to-consumer corporation that manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide.

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Henkel

It is a multinational personal care company headquartered in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The company operates in three business areas: home care (with household cleaning products such as laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid), personal care (with beauty and oral care products such as shampoo, toothpaste, hair colorants and shower products like Dial Soap and Right Guard), and Adhesives, Sealants & Surface Treatment for consumer and industrial purposes.

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General Electric

It is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in Schenectady, New York, and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

The company operates through four segments: Energy, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance and Consumer & Industrial.

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PepsiCo

It is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, United States, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages and other products.

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Kellogg Company

It is a producer of cereal and convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavoured snacks, frozen waffles and vegetarian foods.

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LOreal

It is the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company. With its registered office in Paris and head office in the Paris suburb of Clichy, it has developed activities in the field of cosmetics.

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Marriott International

It is a worldwide operator and franchisor of a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. Founded by J Willard Marriott, the company is now led by son JW (Bill) Marriott, Jr.

Today, Marriott International has about 3,150 lodging properties located in the United States and 68 other countries and territories.

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Thomson Reuters

It is a business data provider and was created by the Thomson Corporation's purchase of Reuters Group on April 17, 2008.

Thomson Reuters is headquartered at Three Times Square, Manhattan, New York City.

The Woodbridge Company, a holding company for the Thomson family of Canada, owns 53 per cent of the group, which operates in 100 countries, and has over 55,000 employees.

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Time Warner

It is one of the world's largest media companies, headquartered in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Formerly two separate companies, Warner Communications, Inc and Time Inc, (along with the assets of a third company, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc) form the current Time Warner, with major operations in film, television and publishing.

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Alcoa

It is the world's third-largest producer of aluminium, behind Rio Tinto Alcan and Rusal. From its operational headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Alcoa conducts operations in 31 countries.

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Starbucks

It is an international coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 19,435 stores in 58 countries, including 12,781 in the United States.

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Jones Lang LaSalle

It is a multinational financial and professional services company specializing in real estate. Global headquarters are located in Chicago, with an operational remit covering the Americas regional market.

Sub-headquarters operate in London (covering the Europe, the Middle East and Africa regional market) and Singapore (covering the Asia Pacific market).

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Marks and Spencer

It is a British retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London, with over 700 stores in the United Kingdom and over 300 stores spread across more than 40 countries.

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Cisco Systems

It is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, United States, that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment.

Cisco has more than 60,000 employees and annual revenue of $43.0 billion as of 2011.

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Singapore Telecommunications Limited

It is a Singaporean telecommunications company, with a combined mobile subscriber base of 416 million customers from its own operations and regional associates in 25 countries at end of June 2011 increased by 19 per cent from a year ago, making it one of the largest mobile network operators in the world.

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United Parcel Service

It is a package delivery company. Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States, UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

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T-Mobile International

It is a German holding company for Deutsche Telekom's various mobile communications subsidiaries outside Germany.

Based in Bonn, Germany, its subsidiaries operate GSM and UMTS-based cellular networks in Europe, the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The company has financial stakes in mobile operators in both Central and Eastern Europe.


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