Sharp HealthCare Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

  Sharp was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute
Sharp HealthCare has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company®.

This is the second time that Sharp has been honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. World's Most Ethical Company honorees understand the correlation among ethics, reputation and daily interactions with their brand and that the award belongs as much to their associates as it does to them. For the second year in a row, Sharp is the only health system in San Diego County to receive this honor.

"Putting ethical behavior into action each and every day is a top priority at Sharp because doing what's right always serves the best interest of our employees, patients, their families and our community," said Mike Murphy, president and CEO of Sharp HealthCare. "We are proud of the efforts of everyone in our organization who made it possible for us to again join such a renowned group of companies in receiving this year's honor."

"The entire community of World's Most Ethical Companies believe that customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and that ethics and good governance are key in earning it," said Ethisphere's chief executive officer, Timothy Erblich. "Sharp joins an exclusive community committed to driving performance through leading business practices. We congratulate everyone at Sharp for this extraordinary achievement."

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient™ framework. The Ethics Quotient framework has been developed over years of effort to provide a means to assess an organization'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. Company Methodology Advisory Panel.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (25 percent); reputation, leadership and innovation (20 percent); governance (10 percent); corporate citizenship and responsibility (25 percent); and culture of ethics (20 percent).

The full list of the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.

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