By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA

Nine ARTBA member firms are among an elite group named to the Ethisphere Institute’s list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” The recognition honors high standards of ethical business practices as well as the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders.

ARTBA congratulates these members: Granite Construction; 3M; CH2M; Cummins Inc.; Fluor Corporation; Parsons; Kennametal Inc.; Schneider Electric; and John Deere’s Construction & Forestry parent Deere & Company.

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies” program honors those that excel in three areas – promoting ethical business standards and practices internally, enabling managers and employees to make good choices, and shaping future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today,” according to the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Ethisphere Institute. Now in its 11th year, the latest list features 124 honorees from 19 countries, representing 52 industries.