Most Ethical list names Md. companies

Two Maryland-based companies have been named to the 2014 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.

They are CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, of Owings Mills, the region’s largest health insurer, and Marriott International Inc., of Bethesda, one of the world’s largest hotel companies.

According to the institute, “WME honorees … exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today.”

The 2014 WME list names 143 corporations representing 22 countries and 41 industries.

The New York-based Ethisphere Institute is dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

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