In April, Intel received Ethisphere Institute's '2009 World’s Most Ethical Companies' award. Now in its third year, the award committee evaluated over 10,000 companies – with Intel being one of 99 global companies recognized for its ethical business standards, corporate citizenship and for introducing innovative ideas that benefit the public.
This year also marks Intel’s inaugural entry into the list of recognized companies. Researchers and analysts reviewed over 10,000 companies’ codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and feedback from consumer action groups. Information was provided by the companies through questionnaires and collected during additional independent research.
The 2009 World’s Most Ethical Companies advisory panel included Ethisphere editors and researchers, as well as attorneys, government officials, professors and other leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices. For the full list of companies awarded, visit