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Milliken Named a World's Most Ethical Company for Aligning Principle with Action

“How Milliken grows is equally as important as how much we grow – this is an integral belief that each Milliken associate holds, and that directs their work daily. It is an honor to be annually recognized for this perspective on a successful, values-based business.”

– J. Harold Chandler, Milliken & Company President, CEO, and Chairman

Behind every company is a community of associates who bring its mission to life. From our perspective, what makes a great company is not only the innovations they bring to market, but also how they conduct themselves while doing so – this is what drives Milliken.

Milliken is honored to be once again recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. 

This marks the 11th consecutive year that the Ethisphere Institute has honored Milliken for aligning company actions with ethical principles – a decade-long distinction that only 13 companies in the world hold. Milliken is also among only 20 privately held companies to be recognized this year.

As a community of innovators dedicated to finding new ways to solve problems and enhance people’s lives, Milliken is committed to acting with integrity, environmental stewardship, and mutual respect throughout our spheres of influence.

“Over the last eleven years we have seen the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations and the geo-political climate. We have also seen how companies, such as Milliken, honored as the World’s Most Ethical respond consistently to these challenges. They invest in their local communities around the world, embrace strategies of diversity and inclusion, and focus on long term-ism as a sustainable business advantage,” explained Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Congratulations to everyone at Milliken for being recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company for more than a decade."

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent, and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance, and ethics. 

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%) and provided to all companies who participate in the process. 

Milliken is honored to be recognized alongside this year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies. We look forward to continuing to dedicate ourselves to ‘doing good’ through our innovations, as well as our actions and involvement in the greater world we call home.

Learn more about our core values and mission here, and review the full list of all 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies on