D&B Selected as One of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for Fifth Consecutive Year

D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, today announced that it has been named by The Ethisphere Institute as one of 2013’s World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies.

The Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. First published in 2007, the World’s Most Ethical Companies listing has become more competitive with each passing year.

This year, D&B was chosen as one of 145 companies who embody the true spirit of Ethisphere’s credo: “Good. Smart. Business. Profit” D&B earned its place on the 2013 list by maintaining a culture of integrity and ethics, and being a leader in its industry.

“We are thrilled to be selected alongside this elite group of companies for five consecutive years,” said Sara Mathew, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of D&B. “This honor speaks volumes about our commitment to a culture of integrity as we rise to meet the challenges of today’s business environment.”

The methodology for the WME ranking 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. Read about the methodology and view the list of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies at www.ethisphere.com.