Rockwell Automation named one of world’s most ethical companies for fourth time

For the fourth time, the Ethisphere Institute has recognised Rockwell Automation as one of the “world’s most ethical companies.” The Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. In announcing its sixth annual selection of the world’s most ethical companies, Ethisphere’s 2012 list highlights organisations, including Rockwell Automation, that show leadership in promoting ethical business standards.
“Each year the competition for the world’s most ethical companies intensifies as the number of nominations submitted for consideration grows,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere. “This year’s winners know that a strong ethics program is a key component to a successful business model, and they continue to scrutinise their ethical standards to keep up with an ever-changing regulatory environment.”
Through in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. A record number of nominations and applications this year is evidence of both the award’s growing prominence and companies’ desire to be acknowledged for their high ethical standards.
"A defining element that sets Rockwell Automation's workplace apart from others is our culture of ethics, responsibility and accountability. At every level of the company, our 21,000 employees worldwide have an unwavering dedication to doing the right thing,” commented Keith D. Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation chairman and CEO. “Our global commitment to responsible business practices is absolute. For us, honesty, fairness, quality and responsiveness are guiding principles and integrity is an underlying value in every business transaction.”
In Rockwell Automation’s most recent Global Voices Employee Engagement Index, ethics-related scores were the highest of all categories and were above the available normative scores by large margins. Employees noted they clearly understand expectations for ethical behavior, they would report a violation or issue, and they knew where and how to report such behaviour.
The complete list of the Ethisphere Institute’s 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be viewed at To learn more about Rockwell Automation’s corporate responsibility practices and programs, go to