Aramark Named One of World’s Most Admired and Ethical Companies

Posted on 4/14/2010 1:06:19 PM

Aramark has once again been ranked number one in its industry on Fortune magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2010, and named as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute.

The following is from a letter sent to IUP from Aramark:

Dear Valued Client,

We understand that as your partner, the events of our company are a reflection on you as well. While we tend to be a modest company, during these challenging economic times we also recognize the importance to our employees, customers, and clients of celebrating success when it is achieved. Many of our clients have also requested we keep them informed of the events that shape our company.

With that request in mind, I am proud to announce that Aramark has once again been ranked No. 1 in its industry on Fortune magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2010. This marks the third straight year in which Aramark has been named industry champion. The company has placed among the top three in this category each year since 1998, and has ranked No. 1 six times in the past nine years. Aramark topped the rankings in nearly all of the list’s criteria, which include quality of services offered to clients, innovation, quality of the management team, and financial soundness.

Fortune is just one of many organizations that recognize the value we offer. In addition, the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anticorruption, and sustainability, just named Aramark as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Companies are evaluated according to seven categories: Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility; Corporate Governance; Innovation that Contributes to the Public Well Being; Industry Leadership; Executive Leadership; Legal, Regulatory, and Reputation Track Record; and Internal Systems and Ethics/Compliance Program.

We are also proud that in the past year, Aramark has been named among the country’s “Best Places to Launch a Career” by BusinessWeek magazine; the Global Outsourcing 100, which recognizes companies that provide the best service worldwide; and America’s largest private companies by both Forbes and Fortune magazines. We have also been recognized for many solutions we offer our clients, including several awards for excellence, innovation, and environmentally friendly solutions.

I want to thank you for playing such an important role in our continued success. While we prefer to celebrate our success through the measurable results we achieve for our clients, we hope you find this information of interest. To read our press release and other recent news, please visit our website.

We will continue to work hard to remain a trusted partner in your business, and I welcome you to contact me directly on this or on any matter.


Chris Hackem

President, Aramark Higher Education

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