Microsoft On List of Most Ethical Companies
Everyones favorite company, Microsoft, has made it as one of the world’s 110 most ethical companies. Based on an annual list by the Ethisphere Institute, Microsoft managed to make its way onto this list which also contains names of other ethical companies such as T-Mobile USA, Zappos, eBay, Salesforce.com, Adobe Systems, and Symantec.
As Geekwire reports, in order to get onto this list, the nominated company will go though a process that includes “reviewing codes of ethics and litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.”
Nearly ten years ago, Microsoft was in front of a federal appeals court trying to overturn U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson’s ruling that the company should be split in two stemming from the company’s violation of federal antitrust laws. The U.S. government’s interest in Microsoft’s affairs had begun in 1991 when the Federal Trade Commission accused Microsoft of abusing its monopoly on the PC operating system market. Microsoft eventually won. And now, Microsoft is on the list as one of the world’s most ethical companies.
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