The Ethisphere Institute has recognized 3M for its ethics and integrity in business conduct and compliance for the fifth straight year.The company, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, operates in the promotional products industry as supplier 3M Promotional Markets (PPAI 113638).

Recognizing that corporate integrity, character and transparency have an impact on the public trust of companies, the Ethisphere Institute defines and advances standards of ethical business practices through data-driven insights. 3M is one of only 135 companies worldwide to be designated as a World’s Most Ethical Company this year. Ethisphere evaluates companies in five categories: ethics and compliance program; citizenship and corporate responsibility; culture of ethics, governance and leadership; innovation; and reputation.

“Our company maintains an unwavering commitment to ethics, and I am very proud of this acknowledgement from Ethisphere,” says Veena Lakkundi, 3M’s vice president and chief compliance officer. “At 3M, we achieve this when all of us at the company strive to live the 3M Code of Conduct. Our 91,000 employees have collectively won this award.”