Milliken makes World’s Most Ethical Companies list for 17th straight year

Halsey Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer of Milliken & Company

For the seventeenth year in a row, diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company has been recognized by Ethisphere, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Milliken is one of 135 honorees spanning 19 countries and 46 industries and one of only six honorees appearing on the World’s Most Ethical Companies list every year since the award was founded in 2007.

What does the milestone mean for Milliken?

“At Milliken, we are guided by a commitment to do the right thing. We’re honored to be recognized once again, and we’re proud of the strong sense of integrity that drives our global team,” said Halsey Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer of Milliken & Company.

Ethisphere’s 2023 Ethics Index, the collection of publicly traded companies recognized as recipients of this year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies designation, outperformed a comparable index of large-cap companies by 13.6 percentage points over a five-year period.

Why is Milliken an exemplary firm for ethical operations?

Erica Salmon Byrne, Chief Executive Officer at Ethisphere

“Milliken has been a part of our World Most Ethical Companies honorees for the last 17 years—the only industrial manufacturer to meet the honoree milestone. We commend the team on their dedication to making real impact for their stakeholders and commitment to exemplary values-based leadership,” said Ethisphere CEO, Erica Salmon Byrne.

Doing what is right encourages Milliken & Company to take bold steps across its diverse portfolio. Guided by its five core values—integrity, excellence, innovation, sustainability and people—Milliken works to be a leader in responsible and sustainable manufacturing. Its 2025 Sustainability Goals define the company’s work with its products, its people and the planet.

Also, Milliken & Company recently announced its path toward a net-zero future by 2050 with Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approved short- and long-term net-zero targets.