One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Earlier this month, Ten Thousand Villages joined such companies as IKEA, Stoneyfield Farm, Target, Kellogg Company, Google and Trader Joe’s as one of the world’s most ethical companies.  The companies are chosen by The Ethisphere Institute and Forbes Magazine.

Craig Schloneger, CEO of Ten Thousand Villages, had this to say:

“This is truly an amazing distinction bestowed on Ten Thousand Villages, and we are honored to be recognized among this class of elite companies.  As a nonprofit retail operation we strive to be fair trade leaders, coupling our mission with sustainable economic and environmental practices.  I am proud of Ten Thousand Villages and our team’s commitment to fair trade and to serving the needs of both the artisans who supply our products, and the customers who purchase them.”

CEO Craig Schloneger accepting the award.

For more information, check out this article in The Daily Texan, newspaper for The University of Texas at Austin community.