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Avaya Named to "World's Most Ethical Companies" List by Ethisphere Magazine

05-09-2007

Avaya was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Magazine.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Magazine, a national publication dedicated to illuminating the important correlation between ethics and profit. The elite list of companies were recognized for their strong leadership in ethics and compliance, advancement of industry discourse on social and ethical issues, and positive engagement in the communities in which they operate.

 

"Avaya's core values emphasize responsible and ethical decision-making and action in all phases of business, for benefit of our customers, our investors and our employees," said Peter Liria, Jr., Avaya director, Global Ethics and Compliance. "It is an honor to be recognized for efforts we see as being key factors in our success as an organization."

 

Ethisphere Magazine, the magazine has a circulation of 65,000 global Board members, CEOs, General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers and institutional investors, offers insight to on gaining market share and creating sustainable competitive advantage through ethical business practices and corporate citizenship.

 

The editors of the magazine chose fewer than 100 companies from a several thousand organizations that they analyzed over a six-month period. "This was a rigorous process that identified a select group of companies that were unequalled in their industries for their commitment to ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility. These organizations go beyond making statements about doing business ethically; they translate those words into action," said Alex Brigham, executive editor of Ethisphere Magazine.

 

The process included reviewing companies' codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at companies' activities to improve corporate citizenship; studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and working with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.

 

About Avaya
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com.

 

About the Ethisphere Council
The Ethisphere Council was created in 2006 by Corpedia, a leader in risk assessment and eLearning for ethics and compliance, the Practising Law Institute, a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the professionalism of attorneys and others and LexisNexis, a leading provider of comprehensive information and business solutions; and Formed with support from such leading corporations as Deutsche Telekom, Time Warner, Dresser Industries, Avaya and Kraft, the council is dedicated to the research, creation, and sharing of best practices in ethics, compliance, and corporate governance among its membership companies. It also focuses on the development and advancement of its members through increased efficiency, innovation, tools, mentoring, advice, and unique career opportunities. More information on membership can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com.

 

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