supporting the UN global compact
In a step to support global sustainability initiatives, we joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative—a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices. This commitment to responsible business action, undertaken by thousands of companies globally, reaffirms our purpose to positively impact the world for generations to come.
“Milliken’s sustainability commitments are now aligned with the global community,” shares Halsey M. Cook, President and CEO of Milliken. “As we implement our 2025 sustainability goals and conduct business with integrity and care, we know first-hand that doing the rights thing and profitability are not mutually exclusive. By joining the UN Global Compact, we take the next step to strengthen sustainability at Milliken and around the world.” Learn more here.
celebrating 13 years of recognition
Aligning values-based business practices with an ever-present culture of integrity enables our success. In 2019, Milliken was named among the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. An esteemed group of 128 companies, the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies highlights organizations who are influencing and driving positive change in the business community and societies around the world. Milliken is one of only eight companies to earn the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation every year since the honor’s inception.
Sustainability is both a core value and an enabler of Milliken’s 2025 strategy. Our global senior leadership team manages Milliken’s enterprise-wide sustainability efforts, which include:
- Each executive responsible for a sustainable goal
- Performance on sustainability integrated into compensation
- New CapEx projects analyzed for sustainability impacts
- Sustainability Steering Committee led by our Chief Administrative Officer
"I believe that successful companies of the future will have a commitment to an ethical culture as well as a focus on environmental, economic, and societal sustainability for the global community. It is a privilege to serve with a company that not only sees this for the future but lives it for today and has exemplified it throughout its history."