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Bon Secours, Microsoft, GE among world’s most ethical companies

Bon Secours was one of 135 honorees recognized with the award spanning 23 countries and 57 industries. (Courtesy photo/Google)
Bon Secours was one of 135 honorees recognized with the award spanning 23 countries and 57 industries. (Courtesy photo/Google)

SUFFOLK — Microsoft, GE and Bon Secours? Bon Secours Health System has been named one of the most ethical companies in the world.

Bon Secours is one of just eight honorees in the healthcare industry to take top scores in the 12th annual Ethisphere Institute assessment.

“Being good help to those in need is the cornerstone of our ministry as a faith-based nonprofit health system,” Toni Ardabell, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System said. “We view building a strong ethical culture as a continuous journey, something we strive daily to improve upon.”

Ethisphere determined the healthcare system to be one of the world’s most ethical companies after assessing Bon Secours business practices, corporate responsibility, governance, and other reputation-based standards, according to a Bon Secours news release.

Bon Secours was one of 135 honorees recognized with the award spanning 23 countries and 57 industries.

“Global corporations operating with a common rule of law are now society’s strongest force to improve the human condition,” Ethisphere’s CEO Timothy Erblich said in the release. “The World’s Most Ethical Companies in particular continued to show exemplary leadership.”

Advocating for a more humane world is not an option but the heart of Bon Secours mission in Virginia, according to Bon Secours spokeswoman Lynne Zultanky.

“We recognize diversity and inclusion are not just the latest buzz words from the business world,” Zultanky wrote in an email. “They represent Bon Secours’ willingness to recognize, understand, appreciate, and respect individuals regardless of their differences. We recognize that respectful relationships lead to inclusion that reinforces feelings of belonging and a sense of connection to the mission, vision, and values of Bon Secours.”

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