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Thursday, March 17, 2011

It read like an Onion story...

...but it's not.

Times sure have changed:

Ethisphere has rated Microsoft among the most ethical companies in the world, a distinction not granted to tech giants Apple, Facebook or even "don't be evil" Google.

According to the Ethisphere Institute, "the World's Most Ethical Company designation is awarded to those companies that have leading ethics and compliance programs, particularly as compared to their industry peers."

This list of decidedly reputable companies spans a wide range of industries, including computer software, food stores, telecom services, banking and aerospace. Companies are evaluated based on corporate citizenship and responsibility, corporate governance, innovation that contributes to the public well being, industry leadership, and several other categories.

"Microsoft started to make a big 'corporate citizenship' push in the early 2000s following the negative fallout from its antitrust trials, and has since donated millions to non-profits, invested in programs for economic development, and tightened up its internal reporting processes," writes Business Insider.

http://ethisphere.com/ (servers currently swamped)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/17/microsoft-most-ethical-company_n_837003.html

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