CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a not-for-profit and the largest health care company in the mid-Atlantic region, has been named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in 2021. This year’s honor marks the ninth consecutive year CareFirst has been recognized for its commitment to high ethical business standards and practices.
CareFirst is one of just four companies representing the health care insurance industry on the list of 135 organizations spanning 22 countries and 47 industries. The designation recognizes strong corporate culture, business integrity and industry leadership in accountability, transparency and corporate social responsibility.
This year marks the 15th time Ethisphere, an organization that identifies and promotes leading ethical business practices, has honored companies that recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change, and use their values and culture as a foundation to the decisions they make every day.
In compiling this year’s list, Ethisphere scored nominees in five key categories and were expanded to gauge how applicants are adapting and responding to the global health pandemic. Categories include ethics and compliance program, culture of ethics, leadership and reputation, governance and environmental and societal impact.