The recognition — BDP’s third — honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems.

PHILADELPHIA - BDP International, a leading privately owned global logistics and transportation solutions company, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

BDP has been recognized three times, and is one of only two honorees in the logistics industry, underscoring the company’s commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.

In 2018, 135 honorees were recognized, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries. The 12th class of honorees had record levels of involvement with their stakeholders and their communities around the world. Measuring and improving culture, leading authentically and committing to transparency, diversity and inclusion were all priorities for honorees.

“The bottom line is, everything we do at BDP, we do it with the highest ethical standards in mind,” said BDP Chairman and CEO Richard J. Bolte, Jr. “It’s about remaining committed to responsible practices in our daily operations across the globe. We are honored to be recognized as an industry leader in this field for the third time.”

“We pride ourselves in the ethics program at BDP International and recognize the tremendous impact it has on our employees and the daily operations of the business,” said Catherine Muldoon, Chief Legal Officer. “This recognition by Ethisphere speaks to the mindset of integrity that drives our culture.”

“While the discourse around the world changed profoundly in 2017, a stronger voice emerged. Global corporations operating with a common rule of law are now society’s strongest force to improve the human condition. This year, we saw companies increasingly finding their voice. The World’s Most Ethical Companies, in particular, continued to show exemplary leadership,” said Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at BDP International for being recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.”

Ethics & Performance

Once again, the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies have proven that operating with integrity leads to greater financial performance. Research has found that, when indexed, listed World’s Most Ethical Companies outperformed the U.S. Large Cap Index over five years by 10.72 percent and over three years by 4.88 percent. Ethisphere refers to this as the Ethics Premium.

Methodology & Scoring

The World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.