Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced today that it has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The company has been recognized for seven consecutive years and is one of only six honorees in the food, beverage and agriculture industry. In 2020, 132 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 51 industries.

“This recognition reflects our commitment to operating with the highest ethical standards across all areas of our business in the communities where we do business,” said Jim Zallie, Ingredion's president and chief executive officer. “It is an honor to be recognized for our values-based leadership and ethical business practices for seven consecutive years. This supports our purpose-driven culture of bringing the potential of people, nature and technology together to make life better.”

“Congratulations to everyone at Ingredion for earning this recognition,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “This is a moment to acknowledge the leaders working to advance corporate cultures defined by integrity and affirm those companies contributing to broader societal imperatives and the greater good.”

Methodology & Scoring
Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe. Best practices and insights from the 2020 honorees will be released in a report and webcast in March and April of this year.

All companies that participate in the assessment process receive an Analytical Scorecard providing them a holistic assessment of where their programs stand against the demanding standards of leading companies. The full list of the 2020 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at

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