In light of our commitment to a Net Zero future, it’s encouraging that National Grid has been recognised as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.
This marks the ninth time that we have earned this award and makes the company one of only nine honourees in the energy and utilities industry.
“At National Grid our core value of ‘Doing the Right Thing’ is the fabric of every part of our business and our people,” said William Holzhauer, National Grid’s Director, US Ethics & Compliance. “I’m extremely proud that this is the ninth time we have been recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies, for our commitment to a business model built on integrity for our employees, customers and communities.”
He added that this is a celebration of National Grid as a whole, not just the US. As a global organisation, we’re clearly punching above our weight when it comes to ethical performance.
Based on the Ethisphere’s review, he adds: “They have deemed us to be best in class in the areas of: governance; ethics and compliance; third party risk management; corporate responsibility; leadership; and, reputation. It’s a huge recognition for all our employees.”
The Ethisphere Institute rates companies based on five categories: governance; ethics and compliance programmes; third-party risk management; corporate responsibility; and, leadership and reputation.
We are doing plenty to become a truly ethical and diverse employer. As well as pushing for a sustainable future as part of our fight towards becoming a net carbon zero company by 2050 in the UK, we’re also introducing internships for people with learning disabilities and have a strong and flexible working culture.