A bunch of fashion brands ranked among the 145 “World’s Most Ethical Companies,” named by the Ethisphere Institute as part of its sixth annual list. Gap, Target, eBay, and Marks & Spencer all made the cut, as well as cosmetics giants L’Oréal and Shiseido. Each was chosen for its business ethic, social responsibility, sustainability, and anti-corruption stance — things that don’t always seem too important to the industry.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 26: Eager shoppers descend on stores on Oxford Street for the Boxing Day sales on December 26, 2011 in London, England. Dubbed “Mega Monday” as an anticipated 700,000 international and domestic shoppers flood into the Oxford Street area of London’s West End, in the first three hours of trading GBP£15 million had reportedly already rung through the tills, with retailers optimistic to reach GBP£50 million by close of day. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for New West End Company) Photo: Stuart Wilson/2011 Getty Images