illycaffè SpA was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company.
Companies are selected for “…promoting ethical business standards and practices internally, enabling managers and employees to make good choices, and shaping future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.”
"To be named by Ethisphere as a World's Most Ethical Company for a 4th consecutive year is an honor, and validation of illy's longstanding commitment to all stakeholders within our value chain, from farmer to customer," said Andrea Illy, chairman and c.e.o. of illycaffè SpA. "Striving for the highest ethical standards is central to our values and operating model, and has set in motion a virtuous cycle that is essential to realizing our dream to offer the best coffee in the world."
Illy is one of only four in the Food, Beverage and Agriculture category for 2016.