Ethisphere honors the Un-carrier for its commitment to ethical business standards and practices
For the eleventh straight year, T-Mobile has been recognized as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. T-Mobile is one of 128 companies that earned this year’s prestigious award, underscoring the Un-carrier’s long-standing commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices – for today and the future.
“We’ve landed on this list for 11 straight years thanks to a team of rock star T-Mobile heroes who really are committed every single day to taking a stand, driving for change and – above all – doing what’s right!” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile.
Since 2013, T-Mobile’s Un-carrier movement has changed the wireless industry for good, bringing even more choices to customers and putting their needs first by listening and advocating for change. In 2018 the company’s announcement that it would be rolling out its groundbreaking Team of Experts customer service model nationwide turned the wireless industry on its head. TEX offers postpaid customers direct and personal support through a dedicated team of service specialists. The company then also doubled down on its long-standing commitment to giving back and protecting the environment, joining RE100 and earning accolades for its commitment to use 100% green energy by 2021. The Un-carrier has also landed nearly 60 national and local workplace awards in the last year alone, including Best Places to Work honors for parents, diversity, women, Hispanics and more — and is ranked #49 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 list.
“Ethisphere continues to raise the bar on what it means to be an ethical company year after year, so the fact that T-Mobile has continued to get recognized for now the 11th year in a row means they are also raising the bar, by constantly re-evaluating current practices and exploring new ones,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at T-Mobile for their leadership and commitment to ethical standards – within the telecommunications industry and beyond!”
The thirteenth class of Ethisphere honorees profoundly illustrate how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces, and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose.
The World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.
Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.