President & CEO, Milliken
"This recognition is an endorsement of the way we do business – with our purpose and values at the heart of our work. 2020 brought unique challenges, and we congratulate our Milliken associates for doing the right things during difficult times.”
Halsey Cook speaks at the National Geographic Circular Economy Forum early last year.
Milliken & Co. again named one of World's Most Ethical Companies®
Posted February 24, 2021
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – For the 15th straight year, Milliken & Company has been included on the World’s Most Ethical Companies list curated by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing ethical business practices.
The diversified global manufacturer joins 134 other companies from 22 countries and 47 industries – all united by their emphasis on leading with ethics in their respective fields.
“Each year we have received this honor is a significant milestone for our company,” said Halsey Cook, president and CEO of Milliken. “This recognition is an endorsement of the way we do business – with our purpose and values at the heart of our work. 2020 brought unique challenges, and we congratulate our Milliken associates for doing the right things during difficult times.”
Milliken – an extensive materials science expert with a portfolio of industry-leading chemical, textile, healthcare and floor covering innovations – is one of eight industrial manufacturers honored in 2021. Notably, the company is also one of only six honorees included every year since the program began.
In a year marked by pivots, Milliken’s impact can be seen across its planet, product and people initiatives:
The company’s divisions developed new products and retooled existing products critical in meeting the needs of the ongoing pandemic;
Made significant foundational progress towards achieving company sustainability goals; and
Approximately 8,000 associates across the world displayed teamwork and resiliency in bolstering company operations.
These efforts illustrate the company’s values in action – helping to enhance the company and bolster the communities in which it operates.
“What elevates a company to the caliber of the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation is their commitment to integrity – to doing what’s right even when it might be difficult,” said Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “We commend Milliken on receiving this recognition and applaud its continued efforts as one of the foremost ethically minded companies.”
Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.
This year, the process was streamlined, and question set expanded to gauge how applicants are adapting and responding to the global health pandemic, environmental, social and governance factors, safety, equity and inclusion, and social justice.
The full list of the 2021 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.
Source: Milliken & Company