New report names T-Mobile one of the world’s most ethical companies


T-Mobile today announced that it’s been recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute. T-Mo is the only US carrier to be included in the list of 131 companies, and this marks the eighth straight year that it has appeared as the only US carrier on the list.

The Ethisphere Institute’s list of the 131 most ethical companies includes names from 21 countries and more than 45 industries. Some of the other notable names on the list include L’ORÉAL, Singtel, Dell, Ford, and Microsoft.

Here’s what T-Mobile CEO John Legere had to say about Magenta being named one of the world’s most ethical companies:

“We are dramatically changing an industry and our employees make sure every day that we’re doing it the right way. I’m not surprised — but very proud — that T-Mobile is the only US wireless provider on the list.”

The Ethisphere Institute determines a company’s ethics level with a rating system called the Ethics Quotient. This rating is made up of five main parts, each of which weighs differently on the final rating. The biggest piece of the EQ rating is the Ethics and Compliance Program, which is 35 percent of the rating and includes things like training, communication, enforcement, and discipline.

The next two categories each make up 20 percent of a company’s EQ score. They are Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility, which includes aspects like corporate philanthropy and workplace impact and well-being; and Culture of Ethics, which measures a company’s effort at creating an ethical tone throughout its organization. Rounding out the EQ rating is Corporate Governance, which weighs into 15 percent of the final rating and focuses on corporate governance like oversight and risk management; and Leadership, Innovation, and Reputation, which weighs 10 percent into a final rating and covers legal compliance, ethical track record, and a company’s ethical reputation with employees and customers.

The full list of this year’s most ethical companies can be found at the Ethisphere Institute link below.

Sources: T-Mobile, Ethisphere Institute

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  • Tmoblows

    Ethical is not the word I would use to describe Tmobile.

    I have been a customer of tmobile for the past 9 years, I have always had great service until the past 4 months, I pay $340 a month for my bill, have 10 lines of service and have been having less than steller speeds, and voice calls muffled, and dropping,

    see screenshot

    I called Tmobile customer care and spoke to a very arrogant supervisor named Damien, here is what he told me suck it up pay your bill, issues will happen from time to time, we cant expect to make everyone happy. It doesn’t matter if you been with us for the past 8 years, your no more than different than any other customer. I was taken back by his attitude and I am now looking at moving my lines over to a more friendly cellular provider.

    Fast speed is a joke with Tmobile

    • Glen Baerett

      Your experience is not unique. We decided that trying to get through our contract was the lesser of two evils… Even if we have to setup and donate our office bandwidth to T-Mobile so we can provide service to all their customers in the area.

      So following that decision, today, we’re currently on our third microcell; which in a normal world would qualify it as a lemon. T-Mobile’s “loaned” microcell equipment isn’t only buggy it simply doesn’t work. Don’t even get me started about the network they actually built..!

    • mikeZo6

      yea u get that a lot with tmo, just rude reps

  • TylerCameron

    Microsoft is on the list? I question their credibility…

    • VN

      It probably receives donations from the Bill and Melinda Foundation.

  • I’m friend of a friend

    I wonder where Comcast at on this list?

    • Jay Keaty

      Nah, Comcast isn’t on the list. I use a slingbox (purchased a first generation model in December) and it plays anything that my tv can receive for free. That is available with BingeOn

  • VN

    Binge On is very ethical, and it’s optional, they say, you just have to know about it and hunt down for the switch to turn it off if you don’t want it. Screw Net Neutrality.

    • donnybee

      You’re a little behind the times now for not having the new app, which has a very easy way to toggle BingeOn without the need to “hunt” as you claim you need to do. You’ll be responsible to catch up.
      Also, BingeOn has been announced/discussed in quarterly statements, printed bill inserts, commercials, text messages, emails, etc. If someone is unaware of BingeOn, they must be so far off the grid that we can assume they don’t even use the service anyway.
      The net neutrality claim has been discussed here and there, time and time again, and opponents to BingeOn have been asked how a service offered for free to content distributors and end users – the latter of which completely control the service – is not neutral. There is no logical dispute. Please move on.

      • VN

        There is no logical dispute?! Have you read the T-Mobile’s Binge On Violates Key Net Neutrality Principles report?

  • riverhorse

    Take that trolls!!! (they’ll be here soon)

    • riverhorse

      They’re here…………..

    • Fabian Cortez

      Yes, Mr Paul should be here shortly.


  • Dylan Wentworth

    I am in the top 10 smartest, sexiest men in the world according to a private industry trade group that nobody has ever heard of before and nobody knows who’s funding it.

    • riverhorse

      You’re too sexy for this blog, too sexy for your job, too SEXY…..

      • Dylan Wentworth

        … By far.

        Source: Homosphere institute of narcissism “”Worlds smartest and sexiest man 2016”

    • Glen Baerett

      Upvote for making me LOL.

  • Johnnola504

    Your kidding right? Initially, it took me 3 minutes to find it. Now it’s on the front page of the new app. Go to Verizon where you will pay double and have none of these options! I truely like T-Mobil.

  • cameo

    This may be due to T-Mo not being unionized.

    • Glen Baerett

      A number of things come from hiring union workers. The main thing is that network engineers stay employed within the entire industry.

      Sure, they move between Verizon and AT&T, but they also bring key skills and knowledge about technology and already deployed infrastructure. Additionally, Verizon and AT&T from a corporate perspective, value this. They don’t require employees to take below-industry wages and also agree to 12-month non-compete contracts (not enforceable in California) in the way T-Mobile does.

  • Adam

    The Pinto must be too old to keep Ford off the list.

  • Billy

    They must have not interviewed the retail store employees. We are the opposite of ethical and told my our unethical managers to do so.

  • They are trained to be nice. That’s all. They are not ethical.