PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®.
This is Avnet’s first year being honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. World’s Most Ethical Company honorees understand the correlation between ethics, reputation and daily interactions with their brand and that the award belongs as much to their employees as it does to them. Avnet is one of only five companies in the electronics industry honored this year.
“As a global organization entrusted by the world’s leading technology companies to service a broad base of customers around the world, ethics and integrity are core to Avnet’s success,” said Rick Hamada, chief executive officer of Avnet, Inc. “Integrity is not just included in Avnet’s core values, it is our number one core value. This recognition from the Ethisphere Institute validates what our employees around the world demonstrate every day—that integrity matters and is a critical part of what makes Avnet a truly premier global business partner, employer and industry leader.”