Investing in Integrity (IiI) announced that Parsons Brinckerhoff UK, the engineering and design firm, has achieved the Investing in Integrity chartermark as a result of successful completion of the rigorous IiI accreditation process.

Investing in Integrity (IiI) is a Chartermark, founded in 2012, and designed to enable an organisation to reassure its key stakeholders that its business can demonstrate a commitment to act with integrity at all times. The real strength of the IiI framework is that it tests an organisation’s ethical conduct against its statements of values to ensure those values are properly embedded. It can help them identify whether or not the company is truly living up to its values, from the boardroom to the shop floor.

Parsons Brinckerhoff underwent an independent assessment, to see if they were living up to their commitment to operate to the highest standards for honesty, respect, integrity and transparency. The process, carried out by Investing in Integrity assessment partner, GoodCorporation, involved site visits, staff interviews, employee surveys and a review of documentation.

Lynne Ceeney, Director of Corporate Sustainability for Parsons Brinckerhoff, said:  “As a leading engineering professional services consulting business, it is absolutely critical our operations are founded on integrity and trust and that we demonstrate the highest ethical standards.

“I am absolutely delighted that Parsons Brinckerhoff UK has become the first engineering consulting business to achieve Investing in Integrity. Initiatives such as this are really important at a time when we see a growing societal focus on ethical standards and good corporate governance.”

Philippa Foster Back CBE, Director, Institute of Business Ethics said: “Parsons BrinckerhoffUK worked hard to show they are living up to the corporate values. By achieving IiI, they have demonstrated that they are serious about behaving ethically as a business.”

Simon Culhane Chartered FCSI, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment said: “Being able publicly to demonstrate a commitment to acting with integrity has never been more valuable and we congratulate Parsons Brinckerhoff on the award of the IiIChartermark”

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