For the sixth consecutive year NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), the parent company of Columbia Gas of Kentucky has been designated as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. NiSource is one of six companies in this year’s gas utility category.
This is the eleventh year that Ethisphere has honored those companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make every day.
“Columbia Gas of Kentucky is proud to be a part of a company recognized worldwide for its ethical values,” said Columbia Gas of Kentucky President Herbert A. Miller, Jr. “We expect our employees to exhibit these attributes every day.”
NiSource is one of 124 companies from 19 countries honored for leadership in promoting ethical business standards as measured by five key categories: ethics and compliance program; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance and leadership; and innovation and reputation.
“Over the last eleven years we have seen the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations and the geo-political climate. We have also seen how companies honored as the World’s Most Ethical respond to these challenges. They invest in their local communities around the world, embrace strategies of diversity and inclusion, and focus on long term-ism as a sustainable business advantage,” explained Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Congratulations to everyone at NiSource for being recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company."
The NiSource Code of Business Conduct is the foundation of the NiSource Ethics and Compliance Program. It is designed to provide guidance on how to apply the company’s core values and principles to maintain high standards of business conduct. NiSource’s Code of Business Conduct is available at www.nisource.com/ethics.
Learn more about Columbia Gas of Kentucky and NiSource’s commitment to ethics and compliance, and sustainability priorities at www.nisource.com/sustainability.
For more information on World’s Most Ethical Companies selection methodology and to view the complete list of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies, visit http://worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/.