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Panama Canal Joins Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance

Date: 03-SEP-2014

Panama City, Panama, September 3, 2014 - The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) joins today the Ethisphere Institute's Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), a community of member organizations that understand the sharing of best practices in ethics and governance helps strengthen global commerce.

"The credibility and confidence that the Panama Canal has constructed during 100 years, is based on a strong organizational culture with the highest ethics and transparency values," said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. "We are pleased to join the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance for the opportunity to share best business practices and bring about joint efforts in the promotion of ethics and values for organizations worldwide."

The Ethisphere Institute has previously recognized ACP as the World's Most Ethical Company for four-consecutive years.

"We are honored to be one of the Most Ethical Companies recognized by the Ethisphere Institute," said Canal Administrator Quijano. "This reaffirms our company's core belief in integrity as an organization."

Other companies joining BELA today include International Paper, Avnet, Wyndham, MSA, Thrivent and BDP. BELA member companies help share ideas, promote best practices and build personal networks in the ethics and governance space.

"On behalf of Ethisphere, we are delighted to have these well-respected companies join the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, underscoring their commitment to ethics and integrity," said Ethisphere's Director of Engagement Services, Laara van Loben Sels. "We continue to expand the community of leading organizations and are excited to build up the next phase which will focus on industry-specific communities."

Membership enables companies to compare their programs against the World's Most Ethical Companies, provides access to Ethics Summits around the globe, peer-to-peer networking via local, global, industry-specific and virtual events, on-demand access to thought leadership content and webcasts, a corporate subscription to Ethisphere Magazine and more. Learn more here: http://ethisphere.com/bela.

About the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)
The ACP is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal. The operation of the ACP is based on its organic law and the regulations approved by its Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the ACP's website: http://www.pancanal.com/. You can also follow us on Twitter @thepanamacanal.

About 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. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://www.ethisphere.com.


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