Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, has been recognized as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company(R). Realogy is one of only 144 companies in the world and the only residential real estate company to make the list, and 2014 marks the third consecutive year Realogy has received this honor, according to a PR Newswire in the Wall Street Journal.
The World’s Most Ethical Company(R) list is compiled by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance. The Ethisphere Institute recognizes organizations that continuously raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. The Ethisphere Institute assesses companies based on scores in five key categories: ethics and compliance program, reputation, leadership and innovation, governance, corporate citizenship and responsibility and culture of ethics.
Among Realogy’s efforts to maintain high ethical standards is the company’s global anti-corruption program, which includes employee surveys that affirm ethics and compliance as part of the company’s culture. Recent survey results showed 99 percent of Realogy employees believe that ethics goals are as important as business goals, and 98 percent say they feel responsible for ensuring that the company behaves ethically. A common characteristic of the World’s Most Ethical Companies is a high premium placed on trust earned through ethical governance.
Realogy Holdings Corp. brands and business units include Better Homes and Gardens(R) Real Estate, CENTURY 21(R), Coldwell Banker(R), Coldwell Banker Commercial(R) , The Corcoran Group(R) , ERA(R) , Sotheby’s International Realty(R), NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource Group. Realogy’s franchise system members operate approximately 13,700 offices with 247,800 independent sales associates doing business in 103 countries around the world.
The complete list of the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies and additional information about the methodology can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees.
Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty of Lake Tahoe is proud to be a Realogy Holdings Corp. brand, with offices in Incline Village, Squaw Valley, Zephyr Cove, and South Lake Tahoe. We invite you to contact us at any of our office locations to provide feedback about your experience with our brand.