For the third year in a row, the Ethisphere Institute, an organization focused on defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, has named UPMC one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
UPMC, which has provided health care in Italy for over two decades, starting at ISMETT in Palermo, is one of 135 organizations on Ethisphere’s 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies list, which spans 22 countries and 47 different industries.
Ethisphere evaluated UPMC as an integrated healthcare delivery and finance system, and it is one of only two organizations recognized in that category.
To assess a company’s performance in an objective and standardized manner, Ethisphere examined a wide range of factors, including how applicants are adapting and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, inclusion and social justice, environmental, social and governance factors, safety and equity.
“At UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, we strive to uphold the highest level of ethical standards as we provide patient- and member-centered health care to the communities we serve,” said Diane Holder, executive vice president at UPMC and president and chief executive officer of UPMC Health Plan. “We are honored to be recognized by Ethisphere for a third consecutive time for our ethical foundation, commitment to integrity and leading by example while pursuing our organizational goals.”
UPMC and UPMC Health Plan have consistently scored above the honoree average in the Compliance and Ethics Program section of the evaluation, which is the most heavily weighted category. Other categories include culture of ethics, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance and leadership, and reputation.
Visit the Ethisphere website for a full list of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies.