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Thrivent Financial selected for ethical business practices

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has been selected as one of the 2013 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute. This is the second consecutive year Thrivent Financial was recognized for its leadership in promoting ethical business standards as well as for introducing innovative ideas to benefit the public.

“As a membership-owned, faith-based organization we strive to have high ethical practices at the core of everything we do,” said Teresa Rasmussen, senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary for Thrivent Financial. “This award is continued validation of our efforts.”

The Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, and sustainability. Ethisphere had a record number of applicants and is seeing a groundswell of support for companies which emphasize and mandate strong ethical practices. The 2013 list is the largest list since the award’s inception in 2007.

Through in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. The methodology for the World’s Most Ethical Companies 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.

To view the complete list of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies as compiled by the Ethisphere Institute, go to ethisphere.com/wme. The list will also be featured in the 2013 Quarter 1 issue of Ethisphere Magazine.

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