Starbucks has been named one of the world’s most ethical companies for the 11th consecutive year, according to the Ethisphere Institute. Companies are evaluated in several categories from reputation, leadership and innovation, ethics and compliance, governance, corporate citizenship and responsibility as well as culture and ethics. 124 companies were chosen out of the thousand nominations worldwide with Starbucks being one of only 13 companies to have received the honour for all 11 years that Ethisphere has published its rankings. Starbucks also is the only winner in the Speciality Eateries category. “World’s Most Ethical Companies honours our partners (employees) and their commitment to integrity in the work they do every day. It is the connection between our culture and the values and behaviours of our people that leads to receiving this recognition. We are very proud to be an honoree for the eleventh consecutive year,” said Matthew Swaya, Starbucks senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.