Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, which describes itself as “advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success.”
The 2021 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies includes 135 honorees from 22 countries and 47 industries. Cleveland Clinic is one of just seven healthcare providers to make this year’s list. Cleveland Clinic has received this recognition for the 11th time.
Cleveland Clinic earned its first Ethisphere ranking in 2009. It has established itself as an industry leader through its strong ethics and compliance program, in addition to a variety of innovative initiatives.
“Cleveland Clinic is committed to doing what’s right – for our patients, our caregivers, the organization and the greater community,” said Donald A. Sinko, Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Integrity Officer. “Caring for every patient is a lifetime partnership built on trust. And integrity is our foundational value on which trust is built.”
This year, Cleveland Clinic celebrates its centennial – 100 years of serving and caring for others. The culture of innovation and commitment, coupled with integrity in all aspects of the organization, will continue to serve patients, employees and the community well into the future.
The World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, diversity, governance, environmental and social practices, and ethics and compliance activities. 2021 marks the 15th year that Ethisphere has honored companies with this designation.
“2020 presented tough challenges for everyone, especially healthcare providers. Through it all, Cleveland Clinic continued its commitment to ethics and integrity, earning the trust of its patients, caregivers and community,” said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “For more than a decade, Cleveland Clinic has been listed among the World’s Most Ethical Companies and has demonstrated the highest values while positively impacting the communities it serves.”