In the 1930s, Booz Allen partner Carl Hamilton penned one of the first known codes of business ethics, committing to “subordinate one’s own personal interest to that of the firm” and to “face all firm problems objectively and dispassionately without arbitrary or prejudicial position.” Almost a century later, the firm is honored to be named one of Ethisphere’s 2020 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
“At Booz Allen, we are committed to making the future work for everyone,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Nancy Laben. “Our ethics and professional integrity have guided us for more than 100 years, and today we are more committed than ever to living our values out loud.”
Laben said, “The recognition is a testament to Booz Allen’s people and their willingness to act with integrity and courage every single day.“
“In today’s digital era, ethics has grown from the way we conduct ourselves to part of our core business value,” she said. “As we look ahead, we’re more confident than ever in our ability to raise the bar for ethical standards in our industry and beyond.”