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February 24, 2021
Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for the 3rd consecutive year. The US-based Ethisphere Institute researches and advances the standards of ethical business practices worldwide.
The "World's Most Ethical Companies" award honors companies who achieve outstanding results in the areas of transparency, integrity, ethics, and compliance. Companies are evaluated across five categories: Ethics and Compliance Program, Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility, Culture of Ethics, Governance, Leadership and Reputation. This year's list includes 135 companies from across 22 countries and regions, and 47 industries.
Maintaining a strong ethical culture while creating innovation is a key strategic focus for Sony. The Sony Group Code of Conduct is based upon the core ethical values of Fairness, Integrity, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, and is the foundation for Sony's culture. To Sony, this award recognizes Sony's unwavering commitment to these principles in difficult and uncertain times. Sony believes that its strong ethical culture enables it to continue to advance its initiatives for sustainable value creation.
Sony Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida stated, "We are both pleased and proud that Ethisphere has once again named Sony one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. The commitment to operate with "Integrity & Sincerity" is woven into every aspect of our business - and forms one of our most important and enduring Values . As we continue to do all that we can in areas of environment and social sustainability, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and social justice, we vow to continue to manage Sony in an ethical manner and with a long-term view, contributing to people, society, and the planet through all our business operations and social support programs."
Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich commented, "While addressing the tough challenges of 2020, we saw companies lead - above all other institutions - on earning the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity. The World's Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve. Congratulations to everyone at Sony for earning the World's Most Ethical Companies designation."
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