TOTE NAMED ONE OF THE 2018 WORLD’S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES® BY THE ETHISPHERE INSTITUTE
Recognition honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate
integrity into their ecosystems.
Princeton, NJ – February 12, 2018 – TOTE, a leading maritime transportation company in the United States, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
This is the first time TOTE has been recognized and TOTE is one of only two honorees in the Logistics and Transportation industry, underscoring their commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.
In 2018, 135 honorees were recognized, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries. The twelfth class of honorees had record levels of involvement with their stakeholders and their communities around the world. Measuring and improving culture, leading authentically and committing to transparency, diversity and inclusion were all priorities for honorees.
“TOTE is honored to be named one of the World’s Most Ethical companies for 2018” noted Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of TOTE. “This award is a reflection of the TOTE employees and their dedication to and embodiment of the company’s values – safety, commitment and integrity. It is also a reflection of TOTE’s focus on ethics and integrity and their role in past and future successes.”
“While the discourse around the world changed profoundly in 2017, a stronger voice emerged. Global corporations operating with a common rule of law are now society’s strongest force to improve the human condition. This year we saw companies increasingly finding their voice. The World’s Most Ethical Companies in particular continued to show exemplary leadership,” explained Ethisphere’s CEO, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at TOTE for being recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.”
Ethics & Performance
Once again, the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies have proven that operating with integrity leads to greater financial performance. Research has found that, when indexed, listed World’s Most Ethical Companies outperformed the U.S. Large Cap Index over five years by 10.72 percent and over three years by 4.88 percent. Ethisphere refers to this as the Ethics Premium.
Methodology & Scoring
The World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.
Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.
The full list of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees
Best practices and insights from the 2018 honorees will be released in a report and webcast in March and April of this year. Sign up to receive the report.
TOTE is a leading transportation and logistics company, overseeing some of the most trusted companies in the US. TOTE Maritime companies TOTE Maritime Alaska and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico bring unmatched reliability and service to their respective markets. TOTE Services offers crewing and technical services to meet the needs of commercial, privately owned and U.S. Government vessels. TOTE is part of the Saltchuk family of companies. www.toteinc.com
About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute 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.
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