ITASCA, Ill., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) announces that it has once again been recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
"Our company places a very strong emphasis on ethics, professionalism and social responsibility, and we're delighted to once again be selected as a World's Most Ethical Company®," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s Chairman, President and CEO. "Gallagher has doubled in size since we were first recognized with this award four years ago, and our business has become increasingly complex. Ethisphere's judging process has also become more rigorous. I view this designation as a real testimony to the strength and core values of our global team."
The World's Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. Being an honoree for four consecutive years underscores Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices, ensuring long-term value to key stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, regulators and investors. This year, 132 honorees spanning 21 countries and five continents were recognized with this award. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was the only recipient in the Insurance Brokerage category.
"The World's Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance. These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership, and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World's Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing," said Ethisphere's Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for this extraordinary achievement."
A description of the award and a full list of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 30 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 140 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
Contact: Linda J. Collins
Vice President - Corporate Communications
630.285.4009 or Linda_Collins@ajg.com
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