HPE again named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies”
FEBRUARY 25, 2020 • BLOG POST • GLENN LEON, SVP AND CHIEF ETHICS & COMPLIANCE OFFICER
IN THIS ARTICLE
- This is the second year that HPE has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute
- The HPE Foundation recently upped its annual match for team member charitable contributions to $5000 per person each year
- This February, HPE CEO Antonio Neri participated in JUST Capital’s Quarterly JUST Call, a conversation with the investment community about our commitment to doing business the right way, with all of our stakeholders’ interests in mind
One of six technology companies, HPE was recognized for its commitment to advancing the standards of ethical business practices
For the second year in a row, HPE has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere recognized a total of 132 honorees in 2020, spanning 21 countries and 51 industries. HPE is one of only six honorees in the technology industry.
We don’t think that it is good enough to just win in the marketplace; we believe we must win the right way. Our customers, partners, team members, investors, and communities expect that HPE does right by them, and the world around us.
We seek Ethisphere’s stamp of approval each year as a means of transparency and validation of our business practices to ensure we are meeting our commitments to all of our stakeholders. Ethisphere evaluates companies in five categories that paint a 360-degree picture of a company’s commitment to operating responsibly: corporate governance, ethics and compliance, culture, corporate citizenship and responsibility, and leadership and reputation.
Part of our DNA
This commitment is deeply ingrained in HPE’s culture. This year, we enhanced our world-class ethics and compliance program by launching a new version of our Standards of Business Conduct, which increases team member engagement with multi-media elements, interactive tools, and mobile device accessibility.
HPE also works to be a leader as a corporate citizen and impact the communities in which we live and work in a positive way. We encourage team member volunteerism with paid time off specifically for volunteer projects, and we actively encourage our people to serve on the boards of charitable organizations through HPE Gives.
The HPE Foundation also recently upped its annual match for team member charitable contributions to $5000 per person each year. And the Foundation’s Accelerating Impact program empowers team members to direct HPE dollars to technology non-profits working to solve societal challenges with technology.
Ethics isn’t just about our internal operations, however. HPE is committed to ensuring that our values penetrate throughout our supply chain and distribution channels. Our Code of Conduct for suppliers and partners ensures that people and the planet are treated ethically and sustainably from sourcing materials to selling our products and services.
Transparency and accountability
Ethisphere’s evaluation is just one way we provide transparency around these efforts and hold ourselves accountable. HPE’s annual Living Progress Report publishes detailed information on our environment, social, and governance programs which serve as our ethical north star.
Operating responsibly and ethically isn’t just the right thing to do, we also know it’s a key differentiator for us in the marketplace, and even with investors. Recently, HPE CEO Antonio Neri participated in JUST Capital’s Quarterly JUST Call, a conversation with the investment community about our commitment to doing business the right way, with all of our stakeholders’ interests in mind.