DTGO selected as World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere
published : 7 May 2021 at 14:04
World’s Most Ethical Companies honours businesses that understand the importance of leading, making hard but values-based decisions, with an overall commitment to integrity. 2021 award makes the company a three-time Honoree.
DTGO has been recognised by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 “World’s Most Ethical Companies”.
World’s Most Ethical Companies honours organisations that demonstrate a strong commitment to ethical business practices through programs that positively impact employees, communities, and broader stakeholders and contribute to sustainable and profitable long-term business performance.
The New York-based Ethisphere Institute, founded in 2006, is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust, and business success. Ethisphere has honoured superior achievement through its World's Most Ethical Companies program for 15 years. The institute also provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA).
To designate the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere evaluates each company’s ethics and compliance program, culture of ethics, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance, and leadership and reputation. Applicants are evaluated within the context of their peers, with minimum expectations for all companies, regardless of size or industry.
DTGO is the first Thai business to be listed for three consecutive years. The group joined the respected global register as its first Thailand-based firm in 2019. DTGO is one of only four honourees in the real estate industry this year, alongside US-based firms CBRE, JLL, and Realogy. In 2021, 135 honourees were recognised spanning 22 countries and 47 industries. Companies recognised for 15 straight years include Ecolab and International Paper from the US and Kao from Japan. The many well-known companies on the roster include 3M, IBM, Kellogg's, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft.
Mr. Pakit Iamopas, Group CEO of DTGO, was one of six representatives from the World’s Most Ethical Companies who shared their experiences of ethical business during the Virtual WME Honoree Gala. Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, also spoke, along with Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP; Halsey Cook Jr., CEO of Milliken; Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture; and Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont, CEO of Charoen Pokphand Group.
Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich said: “While addressing the tough challenges of 2020, we saw companies lead, above all other institutions, on earning the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity. The World’s Most Ethical Companies honourees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve. Congratulations to everyone at DTGO for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”
Mr. Pakit Iamopas, Group CEO of DTGO, said that the group, its companies and teams are delighted to be recognised for ethical conduct to global standards for three consecutive years through Ethisphere’s Ethics Quotient covering five key areas: ethics and compliance program, culture of ethics, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance, and leadership and reputation.
“DTGO was founded in 1993 under the concept of business-social integration, which means doing business and societal contribution in parallel. The group dedicates 2% of topline revenue to social initiatives and programs to create value for everything on earth, in line with its ethos of ‘Adding Value in Everything We Do’. DTGO also supports Buddharaksa Foundation, focused on education; Dhanin Tawee Chearavanont Foundation, for public health; and Blue Carbon Society, which addresses global climate change. I and all members of the organisation thank our customers, our business and social partners, our investors, and all stakeholders for their commitment to ethical business," said Mr. Pakit.
DTGO is a multinational business group established in 1993 with a mission to focus on both business and society under an ethos of "Adding Value in Everything We Do”. The many companies within the group include Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC). The real estate developer applies the group's concepts to add value with projects such as The Forestias, a forested neighbourhood across 398 rai in Bangna, seamlessly integrating a complete natural ecosystem through high technology for quality living and sustainable well-being in every aspect.
DTGO’s distinctive corporate values recently featured in the “Leaders on Purpose” study by experts from Harvard University, Unilever, The World Bank, London School of Economics on “purpose-first” businesses that can help the world “build back better” after the pandemic.
The full list of the 2021 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.