Ethisphere Institute recognized CBRE Group, Inc. as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® for second year in a row

Ethisphere Institute Recognizes Leadership in Responsible Business Practices, Ethical Conduct and Community Service

Los Angeles, 2015-3-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been recognized as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance. This is the second year in a row CBRE has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute.

CBRE was recognized for its strong corporate culture focused on commitments ethics and compliance as well as responsible business practices.

“CBRE’s selection as a World’s Most Ethical Company is a powerful statement about our corporate culture,” said Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE. “Our people have a rigorous focus on adhering to the highest standards of professional conduct while creating advantage for our clients. They are also highly dedicated to serving the communities where they live and work.”

The World’s Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of research to provide a means to assess an organization’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%).

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance. These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing,” said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere’s chief executive officer. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at CBRE for this extraordinary achievement.”

About 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. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine and The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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Gap Inc. recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®

2015 Marks The Ninth Consecutive Year Gap Inc. Is Honored By Ethisphere

SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced it has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The annual designation recognizes organizations that foster a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.

The company is one of only fifteen to have been honored every year since the list’s inception, underscoring Gap Inc.’s ongoing commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices, and driving long-term value for customers, employees, suppliers, and investors.

“We value and strive for ethical behavior and responsible practice in every role and function at Gap Inc.,” said Michelle Banks, executive vice president, global sustainability and chief compliance officer, Gap Inc. “We’re honored to be recognized again this year and remain committed to doing business with integrity.”

Gap Inc. received qualifying scores across five categories including ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics, governance, and leadership; innovation; and reputation.

“Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down” said Ethisphere Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich. “We congratulate everyone at Gap Inc. for this extraordinary achievement.”

The full list of the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found here.

About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2014 net sales were $16.4 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, over 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.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. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://www.ethisphere.com.