Sharp Named as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company
Sharp HealthCare has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company®.
This is the third time in four years that Sharp has earned a top spot in this global ranking, "which recognizes those companies who align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow's best practices today," according to the Ethisphere Institute.
Methodology and scoring.
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of research and vetted and refined by the expert advice from Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel. The EQ offers a quantitative way to assess a company's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way.
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), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent) and provided to all companies who participate in the process.
Honorees for World's Most Ethical Companies.
Best practices and insights from the 2016 honorees will be released in the form of a whitepaper and infographics. Organizations interested in how they compare to the World's Most Ethical Companies are invited to participate in the Ethics Quotient. View the full list of the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies.
About Sharp HealthCare.
Sharp HealthCare, San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system, is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp HealthCare system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan and numerous outpatient facilities and programs.
About the Ethisphere Institute.
The Ethisphere Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World's Most Ethical Companies recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere magazine.