Ethisphere releases the annual ‘Ethical Business rankings’ for 2015 and Dell comes out on top:
At Purple Jelly, being one of the leading IT Support Companies in Guildford, we’re huge fans of IT companies taking an ethical stand and make it our business to take notice of good practice. It is because of this that our IT business specialists are always keeping up to date with the latest news within the technology industry. It is for this reason we are excited to notify you that the Ethisphere Institute (an ethical business standards agency) announced their most ethical companies list for 2015 today. This prestigious ranking system spanned 21 countries, 5 continents and represented over 50 industries, and is highly regarded as the deciding vote on the global Ethical businesses charter. The event annually proves to be an enthralling adventure and testing education for all business owners pitching in to compete within their industry.
Some of the rankings are:
For computer services Google ranked top of the class, with Adobe Systems Incorporated taking the glory for most ethical computer software company, having been followed very closely by Microsoft and Symantec. Yet of all the industries relating to IT we here at Purple Jelly are most proud of Dell (one of our preferred tech companies) for being crowned 2015’s most ethical IT company for the Computer hardware industry.
Dell has had quite the turn around since 2010 when they famously settled on $100 million penalty charges linked to disclosure and accounting fraud with SEC. The charges were in relation to undisclosed payments from the Intel Corporation and Michael Dell, along with former CEO Kevin Rollins paid out $4 million each with former CFO James Schneider getting off relatively lightly, only paying out $3 million in agreed settlement. It is nice to see Dell have once again shown us they are able to have a positive impact on the way business is conducted and is happy to develop cultures of transparency and ethics at all levels within their company.
Since being crowned 2014’s most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute Dell seem to have caught the Ethical bug. Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell spoke on the matter, saying he was proud of the team’s on-going commitment to engaging ethically with all the company’s stakeholders, but the highlight of the speech was an apparent on-going Company turn around as Michael Dell went on to say “the Company are now winning with integrity in all we do.”
Being one of only eight companies in the computer hardware, software and service industry up for consideration by the Ethisphere Institute Ethics Quotient (EQ) Framework Michael McLaughlin, Dell’s chief ethics and compliance officer summed up perfectly the world’s thoughts on the triumph “Doing the right thing, and winning the right way is personal at Dell”.
Purple Jelly, too, work ethically and specialise in providing intelligent IT Business Solutions to businesses in Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford and the surrounding areas. Should you need IT problem solvers who will work with you in a logical, transparent and systematic manner with sustainable, long-term solutions at the forefront of our concerns, then Purple Jelly are available to assist you.