ARAMARK Recognized as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies
PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ARAMARK, a world leader in providing professional services, is one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, as determined by the Ethisphere Institute. The Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.
This recognition is one of many that ARAMARK has recently received, including being named to FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2012. ARAMARK has placed among the top-three in this category each year since 1998 and has ranked No. 1 seven times in the past ten years. Additionally, ARAMARK has been ranked among the Global Outsourcing 100, which recognizes companies that provide the best service worldwide; and was recognized as one of America’s largest private companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines.
“Operating with integrity has been a part of our company’s mission and culture for more than 75 years,” said Joseph Neubauer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARAMARK. “We are honored to be recognized as an industry leader in business practices and to be acknowledged once again by FORTUNE. These accolades wouldn’t be possible without our 250,000 employees around the world who conduct business in a responsible manner and demonstrate commitment to service, excellence, innovation and integrity millions of times each day in everything they do.”
For its 2012 list, Ethisphere Institute received a record number of nominations and applications from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. The methodology includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” by FORTUNE magazine and one of America’s Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.
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