This week we celebrate the most ethical companies across our customer and partner ecosystem and the individuals who are committed to establishing, accelerating, and upholding business integrity around the globe. For the third consecutive year, Workday has been named one of The World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute, an honor we share with more than 50 Workday customers and partners that we collaborate with.
We sat down with Chris Fedrow, chief compliance officer at Workday, to learn more about the importance of integrity and what she admires most about Workday customers, partners, and fellow Most Ethical Companies® honorees.
Why do you think Workday has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the third time?
Ethisphere is a global leader in defining the standards of ethical business practices that advance corporate character, trust, and business success. Workday’s focus on ethics and integrity is something we share with Ethisphere, and customers and partners across our ecosystem.
As a technology company built on integrity and trust, we relentlessly seek to deliver meaningful value to our customers and our wider industry and beyond. We operate in an ecosystem that places trust and values front and center. Ethics and integrity are ingrained in our DNA as we execute on our mission to help companies and organizations worldwide to thrive in a fast-changing environment. Our company was founded with integrity being one of our core values, and it’s part of our guiding principles to this day. Every team and every interaction at this company are fueled with integrity in mind.
Year after year we strive to improve our standards, and our leadership continuously communicates our ethics and integrity program across the company to inspire our teams and to ensure that it remains front and center for all our employees. I think this dedication to act with integrity deserves recognition.
What has your team and the company focused on in the past year?
Integrity is the cornerstone of our daily operations. My team has continued their work to enhance awareness of responsibilities, standards, and available resources for leaders across the company to educate themselves and their team members on our practices.
To continue our progress, in the past year we’ve implemented additional in-person interactions and training sessions to educate our employees on the value and importance of ethics, compliance, and governance. In order to be a good corporate citizen, we need to recognize all employees and leaders as conduits of these efforts.
Additionally, the world has seen a major shift in the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the past years. At Workday, we leverage AI and ML to help our customers improve the way they work. Our vision is to use AI and ML to elevate human capabilities and make finance and HR more intelligent, so employees can have more personalized experiences and get intelligent insights and recommendations to improve decision-making.