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Rockwell Collins awarded for ethical excellence

March 24, 2014 – Rockwell Collins has announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent centre of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company.


March 24, 2014
By Wings Magazine

March 24, 2014 – Rockwell Collins has announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent centre of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company.

The award recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behaviour. World's Most Ethical Company honourees understand the correlation between ethics, reputation and daily interactions with their brand and that the award belongs as much to their employees as it does to them. Rockwell Collins is one of only three companies in the Aerospace & Defence industry honoured this year.

"The recognition we've received from the Ethisphere Institute is a testament to our entire workforce upholding our high standards of business conduct," said Rockwell Collins CEO and President Kelly Ortberg, "Ethics are deeply ingrained in our company's heritage and an integral part of our culture."

"The entire community of World's Most Ethical Companies believe that customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and that ethics and good governance are key in earning it," said Ethisphere's Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich. "Rockwell Collins is part of an exclusive community committed to driving performance through leading business practices. We congratulate everyone at Rockwell Collins for this extraordinary achievement."

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient™ framework. The Ethics Quotient framework has been developed over years of effort to provide a means to assess an organization's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. The Ethics Quotient framework and methodology was determined, vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights gleaned from Ethisphere's network of thought leaders and from the World's Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (25 percent), reputation, leadership and innovation (20 per cent), governance (10 per cent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (25 percent) and culture of ethics (20 per cent).