What Ethics Mean to Milliken: ‘Doing Good’

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 3:30:00 PM, by Mollie Williams

Last year, Debra Clements, Milliken & Company corporate secretary and senior general counsel, spoke with Ethisphere Magazine about Milliken being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the ninth consecutive year.


She shed light on how Milliken’s mantra of ‘doing good’ plays a critical role in creating an ethics-driven company:

“Ethics and ‘doing good’ permeate every aspect of our business - in the products we choose to produce, the ways in which we choose to sell them and the relationships we choose to establish.”

But what does ‘doing good’ mean? The power of innovation is in its purpose.

‘Doing good’ means creating sustainable products, technologies and practices that have a positive impact on the world, like Tycor®, a foam-core, fiberglass-reinforced composite material that creates lighter and longer blades for wind turbines to collect more wind energy. It means supporting community programs, like those at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina, that introduce our youth to the arts and sciences. It means taking industry-leading steps to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible, like harnessing landfill methane, a potent greenhouse gas, to power Milliken floor covering manufacturing facilities in Georgia. 

‘Doing good’ means heading the responsibility to be a good corporate citizen throughout every aspect of business operations and extending a helping hand to the community when tough circumstances arise.

Milliken could not succeed in ‘doing good’ without associates committed to the same goals. They make Milliken’s consecutive designation as a World’s Most Ethical Company possible and drive us toward an even brighter future.

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Mollie Williams

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