Leadership & Compliance

Aligning our values-based business practices with an ever-present culture of integrity enables our efforts to create a healthy future.

supporting the UN global compact

In a step to support global sustainability initiatives, we joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative—a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices. This commitment to responsible business action, undertaken by thousands of companies globally, reaffirms our purpose to positively impact the world for generations to come.

“Milliken’s sustainability commitments are now aligned with the global community,” shares Halsey M. Cook, President and CEO of Milliken. “As we implement our 2025 sustainability goals and conduct business with integrity and care, we know first-hand that doing the rights thing and profitability are not mutually exclusive. By joining the UN Global Compact, we take the next step to strengthen sustainability at Milliken and around the world.” Learn more here.

celebrating 13 years of recognition

Aligning values-based business practices with an ever-present culture of integrity enables our success. In 2019, Milliken was named among the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. An esteemed group of 128 companies, the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies highlights organizations who are influencing and driving positive change in the business community and societies around the world. Milliken is one of only eight companies to earn the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation every year since the honor’s inception.

prioritizing sustainability

Sustainability is both a core value and an enabler of Milliken’s 2025 strategy. Our global senior leadership team manages Milliken’s enterprise-wide sustainability efforts, which include:

  • Each executive responsible for a sustainable goal
  • Performance on sustainability integrated into compensation
  • New CapEx projects analyzed for sustainability impacts
  • Sustainability Steering Committee led by our Chief Administrative Officer

"I believe that successful companies of the future will have a commitment to an ethical culture as well as a focus on environmental, economic, and societal sustainability for the global community. It is a privilege to serve with a company that not only sees this for the future but lives it for today and has exemplified it throughout its history."

Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Life Sciences Leader and Director, Milliken Board

Leadership & Compliance at a Glance

2019 Leadership & Compliance Highlights


Our Purpose


Together we strive to positively impact the world around us for generations to come.

Our Values


Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Sustainability, and People.

Learn more here.

Our Vision


Be a value-based company with depth in materials science, customer intimacy, and operation excellence that delivers profitable growth and superior shareholder returns.

Our Commitment to Culture and Ethical Leadership


At the 2019 Global Ethics Summit, Ethisphere Executive Vice President Erica Salmon Byrne spoke with our President and CEO Halsey Cook on the importance of culture and ethical leadership.

Watch the video here.

Our Commitment to Anti-Corruption Training


We proudly report zero incidents of corruption, which is supported by our associates and their commitment to our Code of Conduct and successful annual completion of our anti-corruption training.

Learn more here.

Our Code of Conduct


We proudly report 100% affirmation of our Code of Conduct and 100% completion of online Code of Conduct training by our management associates.

Learn more here.

Leadership & Compliance Resources

Resources that drive our culture of integrity and enable our efforts to create a healthy future.