ROCHESTER, N.Y. Ethisphere Magazine on Monday named Danny Wegman to its 2008 list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.’ The reason for his selection, according to the article, was the decision to stop selling cigarettes early last year. They also wrote: “Wegmans continues to use their moral compass to influence their business decisions.”
To develop the list, the magazine reached out to business school professors from around the world to assemble an advisory board. The advisory board worked with Ethisphere editors and writers to come with “100 individuals from around the world that greatly influenced the business ethics realm over the past year.” In 2007, Ethisphere also named Wegmans to its list of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies.’
“With daily headlines reporting scandals and failures, it is sometimes easy to overlook who is standing up for ethical business practices every day,” said Stefan Linssen, publisher of Ethisphere Magazine. “Each year, we recognize those standout leaders who stepped up and made difficult choices to better the business ethics operating environment for their employees, their constituents, the environment and everyone around them. I’m pleased to welcome Danny Wegman to this exclusive group.”
The list appears in the magazine’s 4th Quarter 2008 issue.