Applied Materials Named to Ethisphere's 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies List
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Recognized for Exceptional Ethical Leadership
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 11, 2013 - Applied Materials, Inc. today announced
that it was named by the Ethisphere Institute, the leading business ethics
think-tank, as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies.
"We are honored to be named to Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list
for the second year in a row," said Charmaine F. Mesina, corporate vice
president of legal affairs and company ombudsman at Applied Materials. "For
more than 45 years, Applied has modeled its core values on ethics and integrity.
This prestigious award recognizes our global employees' commitment to the
highest ethical standards."
According to Ethisphere, Applied secured a hard-earned spot on the list by
promoting a culture of integrity and business practices that are instrumental to
the company's success, benefit the community, and raise the bar for ethical
standards within its industry.
"Applied Materials understands the importance of operating from a strong ethical
foundation and how this impacts all parts of the company, ranging from employee
retention and recruitment, to culture and financial performance," said Alex
Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. "As more companies
develop initiatives to expand their ethics programs across entire industries,
Applied's inclusion as a World's Most Ethical Company for 2013 is a testament to
its exemplary commitment to ethics and integrity."
This is the seventh year Ethisphere has published their rankings and the second
year in which Applied Materials participated in the application process.
Ethisphere evaluated a record number of nominations and applications using its
proprietary methodology to identify companies that surpassed their industry
peers. The 2013 list features 138 companies in more than three dozen
industries, including 40 companies headquartered outside the United States.
The methodology for the WME ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics,
litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in
innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to
improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives,
industry peers, suppliers and customers. Read about the methodology and view
the complete list of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies at
For additional details on Applied's corporate citizenship, visit
About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing
innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of
advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our
technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar
panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the
world. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.
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.
Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World's Most
Ethical Companies Ranking(TM), is the quarterly publication of the Institute.
Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance programs
and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside(®) Certification, Compliance
Leader Verification(TM) and Anti-Corruption Program Verification(TM). The
Institute's premier membership group, the Business Ethics Leadership
Alliance(TM), is a business ethics forum that includes more than 100 leading
corporations, universities and institutions that collectively leverage their
experience, expertise and innovative ways to address emerging compliance
challenges. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking
projects and membership, can be found at www.ethisphere.com
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