Dell Recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute

Today, the Ethisphere Institute revealed its “World’s Most Ethical Companies” honorees. I’m excited to share that, for the third year in a row, Dell has been recognized for our superior achievements in transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance.

Being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies highlights Dell’s long-standing commitment to creating an ethical business culture that our team members, customers and partners can be proud of. And being one of the four companies honored this year in the Technology category is especially noteworthy – we take seriously our responsibility as an industry leader that sets an example for innovation as well as high business standards.

Ethical behavior throughout Dell is vital to our future. Customers trust us to help solve their technology and business challenges, but it’s also important that they feel good about doing business with Dell. While we strive to demonstrate these commitments every day, recognition from Ethisphere underscores that we are making accountability and compliance a priority, maintaining best practices, and empowering our team members at all levels. 

It’s clear that Dell team members care about winning with integrity, and their efforts to remain knowledgeable and diligent in conducting business ethically are what set us apart. We’re committed to preserving this value.

Congratulations to the Dell team for enabling our recognition, and thank you to Ethisphere for sponsoring this important program. 

Richard Rothberg

About the Author: Richard Rothberg

Rich Rothberg is the General Counsel for Dell. In this role, he oversees the global legal department and manages government affairs, compliance and ethics. He is also responsible for global security. Rich joined Dell in 1999 and has served in critical leadership roles throughout the legal department. He served as a vice president of legal, supporting our businesses in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region before moving to Singapore in 2008 as vice president of legal for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. He returned to the United States in 2010 to serve as vice president of legal for the North America and Latin America regions. In this role, he was lead counsel for sales and operations in the Americas and for the enterprise solutions, software and end-user computing business units. He also led the government affairs organization worldwide. Prior to joining Dell, Rich spent nearly eight years at Caterpillar Inc. in senior legal roles in Nashville, Tenn., and Geneva, Switzerland. He was also an attorney for IBM Credit Corporation and Rogers & Wells. Rich holds a juris doctor degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University.