Visa runs the world’s largest retail electronic payments network, but our business isn’t just about technology – it’s about trust. We need to earn the trust of everyone we partner with and serve, every single day, in order to succeed.
That’s why being named to the 2013 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute is such an important honor for us. It reflects our commitment to the highest ethical standards in everything we do – not just what we say, but what we actually do – as well as our determination to live up to the trust that people all over the world put in our brand.
A leading international think tank, the Ethisphere Institute is dedicated to promoting best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, and sustainability. As Ethisphere explains, companies that receive the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation “truly go beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate those words into action.”
Visa takes a comprehensive approach to ethical business practices, including industry-leading policies, trainings and programs. Visa also has a Corporate Responsibility program focused on responsible business practices and community involvement, and areas where our business expertise and philanthropic contributions can contribute to financial inclusion and improving humanitarian aid.
Joining this global list of companies dedicated to doing business with world-class ethical practices is, to us, a sign that we are on the right track.
View the complete World’s Most Ethical Companies 2013 list here.
Posted by: Ellen Richey, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer on March 6, 2013 at 6:39 am