For the second consecutive year, we are proud to share with you that Realogy has been recognized among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. This recognition highlights companies that outperform their industry peers for ethical conduct.
We strive to set the standard for ethical conduct in our industry, and we are humbled by this recognition from Ethisphere Institute, the gold standard in advancing the social and corporate significance of ethical conduct.
Our award was presented last night during Ethisphere’s 2013 Honoree Dinner, and we were proud to accept it on behalf of all of our employees. You should take pride in this recognition since each of you is individually charged with the responsibility for ethical behavior, and it is clear that you take this responsibility seriously.
As we look ahead to building on our strong ethical foundation, we continue to advance the cause throughout all aspects of our business -including our business partners, vendors, suppliers and our industry.
Congratulations to all and thank you for upholding our high standards in every aspect of your responsibilities.
PHOTO CAPTION: Richard A. Smith, (center back row), chairman, CEO and president, Realogy; and Elisabeth Gehringer, chief ethics officer, Realogy (front center right) accept the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies award from Alex Brigham, CEO, Ethisphere (holding award), at the 2013 honoree dinner that kicked off Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on March 6. This is the second consecutive year that Realogy has won this prestigious award. Also pictured, from left: Bruce Perlman, general counsel, Cartus; Mike Gozdan, general counsel, Title Resource Group; Stefan Linssen, editor-in-chief, Ethisphere Magazine; Paula P. Young, director, ethics and compliance, Realogy; Dan Berrios, counsel, ethics and compliance, Realogy; and Kevin Kelleher, president and CEO, Cartus. Not pictured but also in attendance at the event: Charlie Young, president and CEO, ERA Real Estate; Tanya Reu, senior vice president, human resources, Realogy Corporate and Realogy Franchise Group; and, Glen Hukins, vice president, ethics and compliance, Realogy.