Recognition honors those companies who understand the importance of leading, making hard but values-based decisions, and their overall commitment to integrity.

02/23/21

IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), February 23, 2021 - Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Vizient has been recognized for six years and is one of only two honorees in the Business Services industry. In 2021, 135 honorees were recognized spanning 22 countries and 47 industries.

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Vizient helps health care organizations improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. As a services-led, analytics-enabled company, Vizient improves patient care by helping health care providers improve care delivery.

“Our employees strive to live our company values, including being bold, accountable, inclusive and purposeful, every day as they work to support our member hospitals in their efforts to provide the best care possible for their patients,” said Byron Jobe, CEO of Vizient. “We’re grateful to Ethisphere for recognizing corporations that emphasize ethical business practices and nurture diverse and inclusive cultures, and we’re honored once again to earn the recognition of one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.”

“While addressing the tough challenges of 2020, we saw companies lead – above all other institutions – on earning the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity,” said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “The World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve. Congratulations to everyone at Vizient for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”

Methodology & Scoring
Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.

This year, the process was streamlined and the question set expanded to gauge how applicants are adapting and responding to the global health pandemic, environmental, social, and governance factors, safety, equity, and inclusion and social justice.

Honorees
The full list of the 2021 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.

About Vizient
Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.

About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character and measure and improve culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). More information about Ethisphere can be found at: https://ethisphere.com.

Contact

Vizient Media Contact
Donna Ledbetter
Donna.ledbetter@vizientinc.com

Ethisphere Media Contact
Clea Nabozny
clea.nabozny@ethisphere.com