The Ethisphere Institute (EI) has named the Gemological Institute of America one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2013, recognizing the GIA’s efforts to build and maintain a superior ethics and compliance program.
“As a public benefit organization, we strive to apply the strictest ethical standards each day and to adhere our core principles in serving the public interest in every country and city where we operate. We’re honored that EI has recognized GIA, the only organization of its kind to receive this designation, as one of the most ethical companies in the world,” GIA President and CEO Donna Baker said.
Founded in 2007, the research-based EI is an international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. The organization is headquartered in New York.
To be included in the annual list of the World’s Most Ethical companies, organizations must demonstrate an active role in promoting ethical business practices internally and exceeding legal compliance standards.