Hypertherm, a US-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, was selected as a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute for a second straight year.

This designation recognizes organizations for having a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. Hypertherm is one of 131 companies from around the world selected to this year’s list, and one of only two companies in the Machine Tools & Accessories sector.

Transparency, honesty, integrity

“This honor underscores Hypertherm’s commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices,” said Evan Smith, Hypertherm’s CEO and President. “Transparency, honesty, and integrity—long a part of Hypertherm’s core values and included in our Code of Ethics—not only define us, but ensure long-term value to our Associates, customers, and community.”

Other companies earning the “Most Ethical” designation include Deere and Company, GE, Cisco, and The Nature Conservancy.