Sony Awarded As The 'World's Most Ethical Companies' For A Sixth Consecutive Row

By Thea Felicity

Mar 04, 2024 10:40 AM EST

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The Sony logo is seen outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 31, 2023.

Sony Group Corporation announced on Mar. 4, that it has once again been recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, marking the sixth consecutive year of this prestigious honor.

In 2024, Sony is among 136 organizations that the Ethisphere Institute awarded for recognizing their best ethical business practices. Notably, tech giants like Apple and Microsoft were not on the list. While Dell Technologies, Hasbro, HP, and others made it to the list.

Now, this sixth-time recognition Sony receives underscores their steadfast commitment to ethical business practices and its alignment with values such as Integrity & Sincerity. 

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As for the evaluation process conducted by the Ethisphere Institute, they assessed companies across various criteria, including Ethics and Compliance Program, Corporate Governance, Culture of Ethics, Environmental and Social Impact, and Third Party Management. 

Sony's dedication to ethical conduct, as exemplified by its Purpose to "Fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology," has propelled it to uphold the highest standards of integrity in its operations. 

Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman and CEO of Sony Group Corporation expressed pride in Sony's continued recognition, emphasizing the collective effort of its employees in upholding the company's values.

Ethisphere CEO Erica Salmon Byrne commended Sony's commitment to ethical excellence, highlighting the positive impact of ethical leadership on stakeholders and the broader business community. 

This 6th acknowledgment reaffirms Sony's position as a leader in ethical business practices despite controversies this year, including a store shutdown in London and a lawsuit from Sony PS5 players.

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