Kaiser Permanente among World’s Most Ethical Companies


For the second consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent group that monitors business ethics.

Kaiser Permanente was one of 132 honorees worldwide, and one of only 2 organizations recognized in the Integrated Healthcare System category in 2020.

The award honors organizations whose practices improve communities, build capable and empowered workforces, and foster corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose.

“More than ever, consumers care not only about what organizations do, but also why and how they do it,” said Vanessa Benavides, Kaiser Permanente senior vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer. “Organizations that lead with ethics will thrive, doing well by doing good. The World’s Most Ethical Companies honor recognizes the work Kaiser Permanente does every day to ensure a culture where doing the right thing is who we are.”

This was Kaiser Permanente’s second year participating in the selection process, and it was the second consecutive year it received the award. Honorees are scored based on 5 key competencies: the strength of their ethics and compliance program; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership and reputation.

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