Dell Named As a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute

Today, Dell was recognized as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance.

This designation is given to companies “that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior” and is based on a company’s understanding of the correlation between ethics, reputation and daily interactions with its customers and others. Dell is one of only 10 companies in the technology sector honored this year.

As our Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Mike McLaughlin said in our media announcement, “doing the right thing, and winning the right way is personal at Dell. It’s the way we do business.” This award recognizes Dell’s commitment to integrity and our promise to continue to strive to live our purpose and values in all we do.

We have a strong culture of accountability that encourages all team members, at all levels, to raise their hands and speak up about issues. We couldn’t have achieved this award without the dedication of all our employees to living Dell’s purpose and values in the way they interact with each other, customers, partners and vendors.

We know our customers and business partners want to work with a company that will enhance their reputation, who they can trust and depend on, and feel confident we will not cut corners. This award affirms our commitment for doing business the right way.

Who we are, what we stand for, and the fact we conduct our business ethically at all times will never change.

About the Author: Richard Rothberg

Rich Rothberg is the General Counsel for Dell. In this role, he oversees the global legal department and manages government affairs, compliance and ethics. He is also responsible for global security. Rich joined Dell in 1999 and has served in critical leadership roles throughout the legal department. He served as a vice president of legal, supporting our businesses in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region before moving to Singapore in 2008 as vice president of legal for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. He returned to the United States in 2010 to serve as vice president of legal for the North America and Latin America regions. In this role, he was lead counsel for sales and operations in the Americas and for the enterprise solutions, software and end-user computing business units. He also led the government affairs organization worldwide. Prior to joining Dell, Rich spent nearly eight years at Caterpillar Inc. in senior legal roles in Nashville, Tenn., and Geneva, Switzerland. He was also an attorney for IBM Credit Corporation and Rogers & Wells. Rich holds a juris doctor degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University.