Milliken & Company Included as One of the World's Most Ethical Companies®

For the 15th year, company receives prestigious designation from Ethisphere Institute

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — For the fifteenth straight year, Milliken & Company is pleased to be included on the World’s Most Ethical Companies list curated by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing ethical business practices. The diversified global manufacturer joins 134 other companies from 22 countries and 47 industries—all united by their emphasis on leading with ethics in their respective fields.

“Each year we have received this honor is a significant milestone for our company,” states Halsey Cook, president and CEO of Milliken. “This recognition is an endorsement of the way we do business—with our purpose and values at the heart of our work. 2020 brought unique challenges, and we congratulate our Milliken associates for doing the right things during difficult times."

Milliken—an extensive materials science expert with a portfolio of industry-leading chemical, textiles, healthcare and floor covering innovations—is one of eight industrial manufacturers honored in 2021. Notably, the company is also one of only six honorees included every year since the program began. In a year marked by pivots, Milliken’s impact can be seen across its planet, product and people initiatives:

  • The company’s divisions developed new products and retooled existing products critical in meeting the needs of the ongoing pandemic;
  • Made significant foundational progress towards achieving company sustainability goals; and
  • Approximately 8,000 associates across the world displayed teamwork and resiliency in bolstering company operations.

These efforts illustrate the company’s values in action—helping to enhance the company and bolster the communities in which it operates.

“What elevates a company to the caliber of the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation is their commitment to integrity—to doing what’s right even when it might be difficult,” says Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “We commend Milliken on receiving this recognition and applaud its continued efforts as one of the foremost ethically minded companies.” 

Methodology and Scoring

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.

This year, the process was streamlined, and question set expanded to gauge how applicants are adapting and responding to the global health pandemic, environmental, social and governance factors, safety, equity and inclusion, and social justice.

Honorees

The full list of the 2021 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.

About Milliken & Company

Materials science expert Milliken & Company knows that a single molecule has the potential to change the world. With innovative solutions across the textile, flooring, specialty chemical, and healthcare industries, Milliken answers some of the world’s greatest challenges. Named to the World’s Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 15 straight years, the company meets the moment with an unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for its customers and communities. Eight thousand associates across 46 locations globally rally behind a common purpose: to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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 and measure and improve culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). More information about Ethisphere can be found at: https://ethisphere.com