Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., based in Itasca, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a World's Most Ethical Company.
This is the 10th operating year for Ethisphere and the World's Most Ethical Companies project, which recognizes companies that align principles with actions and incorporate trust into their corporate structures.
"Companies rely on Ethisphere to continually raise and measure the standards of corporate behavior," Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich said. "Those that demonstrate leadership in areas like citizenship, integrity and transparency create more value for their investors, communities, customers and employees, thus solidifying a sustainable business advantage. Congratulations to everyone at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for being recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company."
Gallagher, an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, has been recognized by Ethisphere for five straight years and is the only insurance broker to achieve the honor.
"Our company is honored and humbled to receive the World's Most Ethical Companies designation for the fifth consecutive year," Gallagher President and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. said. "My thanks go to our employees, who remain committed to the highest levels of integrity, business ethics, client service and social responsibility. This recognition serves as further validation that our enduring core values and unique corporate culture are true differentiators and provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace."