ST. PAUL, MN – H.B. Fuller, St. Paul, MN, has been named one of the Ethisphere Institute’s 2013 World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies. The leading international organization dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability has announced its final selection for the recognition, highlighting companies that outperform industry peers when it comes to ethical behavior. H.B. Fuller is recognized alongside other renowned and respected industry leaders from all over the world.

“Acting with integrity and doing the right thing in all of our business practices is fundamental to H.B. Fuller's philosophy of winning the right way. I am very pleased to receive this recognition of our business principles and practices,” said Jim Owens, President and CEO of H.B. Fuller. “Being named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere affirms H.B. Fuller’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards for ethics, citizenship, corporate responsibility and governance.”

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.