The Hartford Named One of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ for 11th Time by Ethisphere

The Hartford has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the 11th time, as designated by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

Source: The Hartford | Published on February 27, 2019

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“The Hartford is proud to be recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company for our industry-leading ethics and compliance practices,” said The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift. “This designation is a testament to the character of our employees who consistently operate with integrity to provide our customers with the confidence to do business with us every day.”

The Hartford’s culture of integrity and honesty is driven by a strong ethics and compliance program focusing on leadership accountability and ongoing education for employees. During the company’s annual Ethics and Compliance week, and throughout the year, employees receive in-depth training on appropriate business conduct and behaviors, highlighting the importance of operating with integrity.

“Today, employees, investors and stakeholders are putting their greatest trust in companies to take leadership on societal issues. Companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy are proven to not only outperform but last,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at The Hartford for earning this recognition.”

For more than 10 years, Ethisphere has recognized organizations that continue to elevate the standards for ethical leadership and corporate behavior. In 2019, 128 honorees were recognized across 21 countries and 50 industries. Companies are scored in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership and reputation (10 percent).

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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: