Ethisphere's Ethics Inside Certification recognizes and rewards organizations with outstanding commitments to ethical business practices
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that it has earned the Ethics Inside Certification from the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance.
""Trust is the reason why customers want to do business with us, investors hold our shares and employees choose to work for us," said Mitchell Gaynor, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, Juniper Networks. "Trust cannot be earned without integrity and strong ethical practices. We are honored to join the select list of other prestigious companies recognized by the Ethisphere Institute."
The ethics and compliance programs and initiatives, organizational health and cultures, corporate governance systems, corporate citizenship and social responsibility efforts of organizations designated as Ethics Inside Certified demonstrably meet and exceed industry requirements, standards and best practices. Ethisphere, the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs, awards Ethics Inside Certification exclusively to companies that not only have implemented adequate standards, systems and programs to reasonably prevent compliance failures and ethical breakdowns, but that can also demonstrate the existence of a superior employee and leadership culture that promotes ethical business practices.
"Ethics Inside Certification is a uniquely exhaustive process that identifies a select group of companies that go above and beyond what is legally required of them to cultivate, maintain and communicate an exemplary culture of compliance and ethics," said Erica Salmon Byrne, managing director of Compliance Advisory Services for Corpedia, a licensed Ethisphere credentialing partner. "Ethical practices and perception of a company's ethical commitment are more important than ever to a company's brand, reputation and long-term market success. We applaud Juniper for demonstrating ethical leadership and providing unmistakable assurance to their customers, employees, business partners and investors."
Ethisphere, through its licensed credentialing partners, requires more than 100 separate criteria be evaluated throughout the certification process using a proprietary system of tools, templates, metrics and indicators. Those organizations meeting and exceeding Ethisphere's threshold of achievement across these categories are awarded Ethics Inside Certification. In addition, applicants are compared against Ethisphere's extensive benchmarking database that reflects both industry-specific and overall data and best practices. All certification applicants, regardless of their certification status, are provided with detailed reports as to how their programs measure up—including suggestions and guidelines for improvement.
More information about Ethics Inside Certification is available at http://ethisphere.com/inside/ .
About Ethisphere Institute
The research-based Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. The Institute's associated membership groups, the Ethisphere Council and Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, are forums for business ethics that includes over 200 leading corporations, universities and institutions. These groups are dedicated to the development and advancement of members through increased efficiency, innovation, tools, mentoring, advice, and unique career opportunities. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World's Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures, Ethics Inside Certification®, Compliance Leader Verification and Anti-Corruption Program Verification. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com .
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net).
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