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  • The Importance of Business Ethics

    March 07, 2016
    By Kevin Hoffman/3M Storyteller
    John Riccardi, Vice President and General Manager, 3M Traffic Safety and Security Division

    The Importance of Business Ethics

    In this age of 24-hour news cycles and wall-to-wall social media, maintaining a reputation as an ethical company is more important than ever.

    “It’s fair to say that the risk level has increased over the last few years,” says John Riccardi, Vice President and General Manager of 3M’s Traffic Safety and Security Division. “There are several examples where there has been enormous damage done to the reputation of companies, because business wasn’t conducted the right way.”

    The Importance of Business Ethics

    In this age of 24-hour news cycles and wall-to-wall social media, maintaining a reputation as an ethical company is more important than ever.

    “It’s fair to say that the risk level has increased over the last few years,” says John Riccardi, Vice President and General Manager of 3M’s Traffic Safety and Security Division. “There are several examples where there has been enormous damage done to the reputation of companies, because business wasn’t conducted the right way.”

    The Importance of Business Ethics

    In this age of 24-hour news cycles and wall-to-wall social media, maintaining a reputation as an ethical company is more important than ever.

    “It’s fair to say that the risk level has increased over the last few years,” says John Riccardi, Vice President and General Manager of 3M’s Traffic Safety and Security Division. “There are several examples where there has been enormous damage done to the reputation of companies, because business wasn’t conducted the right way.”

    3M employees talking in a hallway

    Recognized for ethical excellence

    With the stakes so high, John is among those leading the charge to ensure that 3M employees worldwide do business the right way and understand the company’s emphasis on ethical business behavior. He’s about to embark on a tour to emphasize that “there’s a standard we hold all 3Mers to, independent of where they are in the world.”

    Leaders like John and countless dedicated employees are the reason The Ethisphere Institute, for a third consecutive year, named 3M among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Institute particularly noted 3M for citizenship, sustainability and corporate responsibility.

    Recognized for ethical excellence

    With the stakes so high, John is among those leading the charge to ensure that 3M employees worldwide do business the right way and understand the company’s emphasis on ethical business behavior. He’s about to embark on a tour to emphasize that “there’s a standard we hold all 3Mers to, independent of where they are in the world.”

    Leaders like John and countless dedicated employees are the reason The Ethisphere Institute, for a third consecutive year, named 3M among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Institute particularly noted 3M for citizenship, sustainability and corporate responsibility.

    Recognized for ethical excellence

    With the stakes so high, John is among those leading the charge to ensure that 3M employees worldwide do business the right way and understand the company’s emphasis on ethical business behavior. He’s about to embark on a tour to emphasize that “there’s a standard we hold all 3Mers to, independent of where they are in the world.”

    Leaders like John and countless dedicated employees are the reason The Ethisphere Institute, for a third consecutive year, named 3M among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Institute particularly noted 3M for citizenship, sustainability and corporate responsibility.

    “Us receiving recognition externally as one of the most admired companies from a business ethics perspective is a huge door opener.”
    JOHN RICCARDI
    Vice President and General Manager, 3M Traffic Safety and Security Division
    3M employees on a conference call
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