|MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 13, 2017– U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This marks the third consecutive year U.S. Bank has earned this recognition.
“It is truly an honor to be named a World’s Most Ethical Company for the third consecutive year,” said Richard Davis, chairman and chief executive officer of U.S. Bank. “As a financial institution, we understand the importance of building and maintaining trust with our customers, communities, and shareholders. And, we are very proud of how the U.S. Bank team strives to be the most trusted choice and how their efforts impact the lives of our customers. I congratulate all of our employees and thank them for their commitment to the highest level of ethics and integrity.”
The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that understand their role in society to influence and drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders, and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make every day.
“We help customers build financially secure futures every day – and those relationships are built on trust,” said Andy Cecere, president and chief operating officer for U.S. Bank. “We know we are successful in earning that trust when we collaborate, act responsibly, do the right thing and treat everyone with respect and dignity. We are proud to be on Ethisphere’s list because it validates our employees’ commitment to our customers and our communities.”
U.S. Bank is once again the largest U.S.-based bank being honored by the Ethisphere Institute this year. Being an honoree underscores U.S. Bank’s commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices ensuring long-term value creation for key stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, regulators and investors.