Recognition honors companies demonstrating exceptional leadership and a commitment to
business integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance and governance practices

15 March 2022

RADNOR, Pa. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 15, 2022 - Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC), has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of its 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Lincoln Financial is one of only six honorees in the Financial Services industry and 136 honorees total – spanning 22 countries and 45 industries.

“Our focus on doing what’s right is the foundation of our culture and our success here at Lincoln,” said Dennis R. Glass, President and CEO, Lincoln Financial Group. “We are proud to be recognized by Ethisphere for our commitment to fostering a workplace that embodies the highest legal, ethical and moral standards – and we are exceedingly grateful to our more than 11,000 employees for the work they do every single day, serving our customers with care and integrity.”

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process evaluates an organization’s culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.

“We have a long and rich legacy of acting ethically, telling the truth and speaking up for what is right – three critical components of who we are as an organization,” said Steve Harris, SVP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Lincoln Financial Group. “Strong ethics is good for business. It builds a healthy culture, attracts better talent, and bolsters the bottom line. This recognition of our work is an honor, and we remain committed to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices in everything we do.”

Recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies signifies that an organization has a measurably exceptional ethics and compliance program and leadership team. This recognition is a differentiator in the marketplace as employees, consumers, investors and others value companies that are committed to ethical business practices.

“Today, business leaders face their greatest mandate yet to be ethical, accountable, and trusted to drive positive change,” said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to integrity, sustainability, governance, and community. Congratulations to Lincoln Financial Group for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”

The full list of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $322 billion in end-of-period account values as of September 30, 2021. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good and rank among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are included on transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, the Disability Equality Index and the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Committed to providing our employees with flexible work arrangements, we were named to FlexJobs’ list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. Learn more at: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at

About Ethisphere

Ethisphere® is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character and measure and improve culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). More information about Ethisphere can be found at:



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