Indiana Companies Among 'World's Most Ethical'

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The New York-based Ethisphere Institute has released its annual list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies." Among the honorees are companies based in Indiana and others with a presence in the state.

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) made the 2016 list, along with NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), based in Merrillville. Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB) also made the list.

"Being honored as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies is a distinction Old National holds in the highest regard," said Bob Jones, president and CEO of Old National. "Our associates and directors work diligently to ensure we maintain transparency and ethical practices in all that we do while serving our clients and communities. Their dedication is affirmed and recognized with this honor for the 5th consecutive year."

Companies with Indiana ties also made the list, including Ireland-based Accenture, which has an office in downtown Indianapolis. AES Corp. (NYSE: AES), which owns Indianapolis Power & Light Co., Connecticut-based GE (NYSE: GE), whose GE Aviation subsidiary is building facilities in Lafayette in South Bend, and Illinois-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., which has an office in Carmel, were included as well.

Ethisphere says the companies were evaluated based on their ethics and compliance programs, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, innovation and reputation.

You can see the full list of honorees by clicking here.

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