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Corporate Culture Award of Distinction to Juniper Networks.

Congratulations on the culture award for most ethical companies. 

We are very pleased that one of our former clients is being recognized among the top companies in the world. 🙂 What follows is  a letter written to Ann Rhoades of People Ink from Gregory Pryor, vice president of leadership and organization effectiveness at Juniper Networks. 



I hope that things are going well. We are giving your book out to everyone that we know — and they love it!!!

I thought you would appreciate knowing that we were named as one of the world’s most ethical companies today. While the whole press release is below, I thought you would truly enjoy the quote from our General Council Mitch Gaynor who you may remember from our workout session.  We continue to be so pleased and humbled by the results that the renewed Juniper Way continues to produce.  Thank you as always.

“We are extremely pleased with this recognition. At Juniper, we believe who we are on the inside is who we are on the outside. Our core values direct our employees’ decisions and actions, and require an unwavering dedication to the highest ethical standards from employees at every level of our organization” said Mitchell Gaynor, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Juniper Networks. “Having this distinction contributes to our being an industry leader and employer of choice.”

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 16, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Juniper Networks secured a hard-earned spot on the list by going the extra mile and implementing upright business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company’s success, benefit the community, and raise the bar for ethical standards within the industry.

This is the fifth year Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, has published the WME rankings, which appear in Ethisphere Magazine’s Q1 issue.

Ethisphere reviewed thousands of companies and evaluated a record number of applications utilizing its propriety methodology through in-depth research and multi-step analysis, naming 110 companies that surpassed their industry peers to this year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. The 2011 list features companies in 38 industries including 43 companies headquartered outside the United States.

A sampling of other winners includes American Express, eBay, Ford Motor Company, Adidas, Starbucks, PepsiCo and Xerox Corporation.

‘As companies strive to maintain a competitive advantage, good ethics translate into better business, and better business means better bottom lines. Juniper Networks recognizes the important role that principled practices play in brand reputation, which ultimately is the most valuable asset for a corporation,’ said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of the Ethisphere Institute. ‘Each year, the competition gets more intense for the World’s Most Ethical Companies and this year was no exception with a record number of organizations vying for this distinguished honor. Ethisphere congratulates Juniper Networks on being one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011.

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Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies here.


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