PHILADELPHIA — BDP International (BDP), a leading privately owned global logistics and transportation solutions company, has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company®.
BDP has been recognized for the second consecutive year and is one of only two in the global logistics industry, underscoring the company's commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.
"Ethics are at the cornerstone of everything we do at BDP; we hold our employees to the highest ethical standards across every level of the organization," said BDP Chairman and CEO Richard J. Bolte. "Simply stated, ethics matter. Period. This is a true testament to BDP's continued commitment to responsible practices in our daily operations across the globe. We are honored to be recognized as an industry leader in this field for the second year in a row."
This is Ethisphere's 11th year honoring those companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders, and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make every day.
"Over the last 11 years, we have seen the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations, and the geo-political climate. We have also seen how companies honored as the World's Most Ethical respond to these challenges. They invest in their local communities around the world, embrace strategies of diversity and inclusion, and focus on long term-ism as a sustainable business advantage," said Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. "Congratulations to everyone at BDP International for being recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company."
Methodology & Scoring
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.
Scores are generated in five key categories — ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent) — and are provided to all companies who participate in the process.
The full list of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/honorees/.
Best practices and insights from the 2017 honorees will be released in a series of infographics and research throughout the year (view or download the 2016 insights). Organizations interested in how they compare to the World's Most Ethical Companies are invited to participate in the Ethics Quotient.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, BDP International is one of the leading privately held freight logistics/transportation management firms based in the U.S. It operates freight logistics centers in 20 cities throughout North America and a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and strategic partnerships in nearly 140 countries. The company serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Clients include Covestro (formerly Bayer Material Science), Dow, DuPont, Heineken USA, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Revlon, Sabic, Saint-Gobain, Trek Bicycle and others. BDP provides a range of services, including ocean, air and ground transportation; lead logistics process analysis, design and management; export freight forwarding; import customs clearance and regulatory compliance; project logistics; warehousing, consolidation and distribution; and its web-based BDP Smart Suite® of shipping transaction/tracking management and visibility applications. For more, visit www.bdpinternational.com.