For the fourth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent group that monitors business ethics.
Kaiser Permanente is 1 of 135 honorees worldwide, and 1 of only 2 organizations recognized in the Integrated Healthcare System category in 2022.
This distinction honors organizations with practices that improve communities, build capable and empowered workforces and foster corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose.
“The global pandemic had a particularly significant impact on the health care industry. Our strong ethical foundation allows us to deliver on our mission in even the most challenging of times,” said Shakeya A. McDow, Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Permanente has received the award each of the 4 years that it has participated in the selection process. Honorees are scored based on 5 key competencies: The strength of their ethics and compliance program; their environmental and societal impact; their culture of ethics; the quality of their governance; and their leadership and reputation.
“I want to thank all our 240,000 employees and physicians who, despite the historic challenges of the past 2 years, make it possible for Kaiser Permanente to continue providing high-quality, affordable health care to our 12.5 million members and to keep serving our communities,” McDow said. “This latest World’s Most Ethical Companies designation is a testament to our collective commitment to continually earning the trust that so many people place in Kaiser Permanente.”