Philadelphia, PA, March 22, 2010 - 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 best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anticorruption and sustainability.
“This honor is a testament to the commitment and conduct of all of our teams globally,” said Joseph Neubauer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARAMARK. “Operating with integrity has been a part of our company’s mission and culture for nearly 75 years. Our history of growth and success demonstrates that by conducting our business in an ethical and responsible manner, we deliver real value for our clients, our customers, our communities, and our stakeholders.”
For its 2010 list, the Ethisphere Institute received a record number of nominations and ranked thousands of companies from more than 100 countries and across 36 industries. Companies are evaluated according to seven categories: Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility; Corporate Governance; Innovation that Contributes to the Public Well Being; Industry Leadership; Executive Leadership; Legal, Regulatory and Reputation Track Record; and Internal Systems and Ethics/Compliance Program.
This recognition is one of many that ARAMARK has received in the past year, including being ranked No. 1 in its industry on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies;” being named among the country’s “Best Places to Launch a Career” by BusinessWeek magazine; ranking among the Global Outsourcing 100, which recognizes companies that provide the best service worldwide; and being recognized as one of America’s largest private companies by both Forbes and FORTUNE magazines.
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, as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and as 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 255,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.
Kristine Grow, Sr. Director, Communications