Columbus, Ga., March 16, 2012 -- TSYS (NYSE: TSS), one of the world’s largest global payments companies, was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think tank, as one of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies at a dinner in New York City on March 15.
This is the first time that TSYS has been honored by Ethisphere for implementing and maintaining progressive and conscientious business practices and initiatives which are instrumental to the company’s success, benefit the community and raise the bar for ethical standards within the payments industry.
“At TSYS we go to great lengths to ensure that we do the right thing as a business. We believe in honesty and transparency with our clients, our partners and our own team members. We take ethics seriously,” said Philip W. Tomlinson, chairman and chief executive officer, TSYS. “Being named one of the world’s most ethical companies is an immense honor and distinction.”
“A strong ethical foundation is a competitive advantage, and TSYS recognizes the important role corporate responsibility plays in improving its bottom line,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. “As more and more organizations strive for this honor each year, TSYS’ inclusion as a World’s Most Ethical Company for 2012 demonstrates its industry-leading commitment to ethics and dedication to integrity.”
The methodology for the World’s Most Ethical ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.
Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies at www.ethisphere.com/wme .
TSYS (NYSE: TSS) is reshaping a new era in digital commerce, connecting consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses and governments. Through unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS creates a better experience for buyers and sellers, supporting cross-border payments in more than 80 countries. Offering merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare, installments, money transfer and more, TSYS makes it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with trust and convenience.
TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides services to more than half of the top 20 international banks. For more information, please visit us at www.tsys.com .
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Source: Company press release.