Prudential Financial and Realogy Holdings Corp. have been named two of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a company out of Scottsdale, Ariz. that defines and measures ethical standards of companies worldwide.
For the 15th year running, Ethisphere’s list, released Feb 23, recognizes companies that have “demonstrated a commitment to ethical business practices through programs that positively impact employees, communities, and broader stakeholders, and contribute to sustainable and profitable long-term business performance,” according to an announcement.
Its assessment process included more than 200 questions about culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives to support strong values.
Both New Jersey companies are list veterans. Prudential’s made the list since 2015, and Realogy’s been on it since 2012.
“This recognition comes as we approach the start of Ethics Awareness Month, which serves as a reminder of the values we represent as Prudential employees and renew our commitment to upholding them,” says Joe Emanuel, Prudential’s chief ethics and compliance officer in a prepared statement. “It’s important that we not only lead by example, but also encourage a culture that empowers our colleagues to speak out to support and foster ethical conduct.”
Realogy CEO and President Ryan Schneider called celebrating 10 years on the list “an incredible milestone” for the company and employees.
“This designation is especially meaningful following such an extraordinary year, and I am so proud of how our employees continued to uphold our values as they supported our affiliated agents, franchise owners, consumers, and each other in helping keep America moving with integrity above all else,” Schneider said in a prepared statement.