Aflac and TSYS make the list of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

Two Columbus companies — Aflac and TSYS — are on the 2012 list of “World’s Most Ethical Companies.”

Supplemental life and health insurer Aflac has made the list the six years it has been compiled, while this is the first time for credit-card processor TSYS.

The list, which includes 145 companies, is put together by The Ethisphere Institute, a global business ethics think-tank.

“Each year the competition for World’s Most Ethical Companies intensifies as the number of nominations submitted for consideration grows,” Alex Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere, said in a statement. “This year’s winners know that a strong ethics program is a key component to a successful business model, and they continue to scrutinize their ethical standards to keep up with an ever-changing regulatory environment.”

As an organization, The Ethisphere Institute says it 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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