Trust is paramount to the success of any business. At Microsoft, we work hard to build and maintain trust through a shared commitment to ethical and transparent business practices.
Our commitments to ethical business practices and strong corporate governance policies are designed to promote the long-term interests of our shareholders, maintain internal checks and balances, promote accountability at all levels of our organization, and foster responsible decision making. We are proud that because of our commitments and actions, we are included in the 2015 list of The World’s Most Ethical Companies® which was announced today by the Ethisphere Institute.
We are highly appreciative of this honor. Our customers and society expect us to maximize the value of technology while preserving values that are timeless. We recognize there is more work to be done and we commit ourselves to ongoing improvement as we help others do more and achieve more.
The latest list includes 132 companies representing more than 50 industries spanning 21 countries and five continents. We would like to congratulate each of them.