Aflac CEO Dan Amos Honored for Ethical Business Practices
COLUMBUS, Ga. Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aflac. the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced today that Chairman and CEO Dan Amos has been named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. It is the second time that Mr. Amos has appeared on this prestigious list. The award recognizes individuals who have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance, according the Ethisphere.
In their fourth-quarter cover story titled "Rising Above the Rest; 2014’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics," Ethisphere refers to Mr. Amos as "an exemplar of ethical leadership." The article further states that Amos "demonstrates the success that can be attained when leading a company with integrity and a clear moral compass."
"The 2014 list is an inspirational group that has undeniably impacted the way business is regarded and conducted around the globe," said Ethisphere Managing Editor Nicole Thomas. "Dan Amos is part of an exclusive community of leaders who have shown tremendous dedication to business ethics, transparency, sustainability and corporate responsibility."
"It is truly an honor to be recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the most influential people in business ethics," Dan Amos said. "But the true acclaim should go to our employees and to those who founded this company under guiding principles that have sustained us through the ebbs and flows of business. As chief executive officer, I believe it is my responsibility to nurture those long standing values that have kept us at the top of our industry for almost 60 years."
Dan Amos is ranked 49th on Ethisphere’s annual ranking. Other notable individuals on the 2014 ranking include: Jose Ugaz, Chair, Transparency International; William (Bill) Clay Ford, Jr. Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company; Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission; and Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Former Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell Group. The full rankings will be featured in the Q4 2014 issue of Ethisphere Magazine and are available online at www.ethisphere.com/magazine/100-most-influential-in-business/.
About Aflac When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite. In Japan, Aflac is the No. 1 life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For eight consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. In 2014, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 16th consecutive year. Also, in 2014, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 13th time, ranking the company number one in the life and health insurance category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
About the Ethisphere Institute The Ethisphere Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside Certification, Compliance Leader Verification and Anti-Corruption Program Verification. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: www.ethisphere.com.