We’re a World’s Most Ethical Company … again!

By Ellen Cooke

Ethisphere names National Grid among the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Here’s why …

A field ops employee noticed a potential safety risk at a construction site on his way home from work and stopped to report it.

Field workers turned down customer gifts for their service.

Our US President Dean Seavers and other leaders shared their personal perspectives on Always Doing the Right Thing.

For these reasons and more, we’ve earned a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies distinction from the Ethisphere Institute. And thanks to our commitment – from top to bottom of our organization – it’s our seventh win!  

“Our solid ethical culture and reputation doesn’t happen by accident,” says US Director of Ethics & Compliance Bill Holzhauer. “It takes a strong, well-publicized code of ethical conduct and accessible reporting channels. It takes support from top leadership. It takes every employee doing their part to uphold it. And we’ve done a really good job of all that.”

Every year, hundreds of employees call in their concerns on our various Ethics & Compliance reporting channels, and call on their Ethics Liaisons across the company for guidance. And, when isolated ethical incidents do happen – as they sometimes, unfortunately, do at large organizations like ours – we deal with them quickly and transparently as part of our zero tolerance policy.

See our media release for Dean Seavers’ perspectives and more details on the WME 2017 award.

Employees Kendra McAuliffe, Chris Dorsey and Soraya Jean-Baptiste (l-r) proudly accept our award from Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP of The Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (far right)

Hundreds of people from companies around the US – and the world – attended the Ethisphere gala in New York City March 14

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