Engagement and external recognition
ABB’s integrity program has been benchmarked and recognized externally. In 2013, we received the Ethisphere Compliance Leader Verification and Anti-Corruption Program Verification seals based on a review of our integrity program by NYSE Governance Services; we were also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
This was followed in 2014 with a second World’s Most Ethical Companies award. ABB also supports international efforts at collective action and projects aimed at promoting integrity in the industries where we work and in the public sector. To that end, we are a founding member of the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, with support from the World Economic Forum.
We also became a founding member in 2014 of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland, a professional society whose goals are to promote ethics and integrity in both private and public organizations, as well as to promote sustainable best practices in compliance. This enables ABB to develop and contribute to the overall development of systematic values and integrity in various organizations throughout Switzerland and abroad.