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National Grid named one of the world's most ethical companies

We have been recognised as one of the 'World’s Most Ethical Companies' in 2021 – for the 10th time. We are one of only nine utility companies globally to receive this accolade.

We’ve received recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 10th time. Compiled by The Ethisphere Institute, which seeks to define and advance standards of ethical business practice, the 2021 list features only 135 companies across 22 countries.

We are one of just nine companies in the energy and utilities sector globally. Each company is assessed on various measures of ethics, including governance and compliance.

Making sure we have an ethical culture and business practices is central to our purpose, vision and values, and we take it very seriously at all levels and in all areas of the business.

Justine Campbell, our Group General Counsel, says: “This distinction acknowledges the hard work of our Ethics and Compliance team, as well as the dedication across National Grid to advance our company culture and always do the right thing.

“We are especially proud to be recognised in this capacity for the 10th time. This is testament to our continued commitment to influence and drive positive change, both within National Grid and in the communities that we work in.”

The Ethisphere Institute rates companies based on five categories:

  • Governance

  • Ethics and compliance programmes

  • Third party risk management

  • Corporate responsibility

  • Leadership and reputation

Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich said: “The World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve. Congratulations to everyone at National Grid for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”

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