Ethisphere Names Western Digital as One of the 2023 World's Most Ethical Companies® for the Fifth Time

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Recognition honors companies demonstrating business integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance, and governance practices

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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Western Digital has been recognized five times and is one of only six honorees in the technology industry. In 2023, 135 honorees were recognized spanning 19 countries and 46 industries.

"Every year, our ethics and compliance team sets ambitious goals as we seek new ways to train, educate, and familiarize our colleagues with the criticality of ethics in the workplace," said Tiffany Scurry, SVP and Chief Compliance Officer at Western Digital. "To be recognized by Ethisphere for the fifth year in a row showcases our commitment to doing business the right way every day."

"Ethics matters. Organizations that commit to business integrity through robust programs and practices not only elevate standards and expectations for all, but also have better long-term performance," said Ethisphere CEO, Erica Salmon Byrne. "We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to making real impact for their stakeholders and displaying exemplary values-based leadership. Congratulations to Western Digital for earning a place in the World’s Most Ethical Companies community."

Methodology & Scoring

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives that 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.

Honorees

To view the full list of this year’s honorees, please visit the World’s Most Ethical Companies website, at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.

About Western Digital

Western Digital is on a mission to unlock the potential of data by harnessing the possibility to use it. With Flash and HDD franchises, underpinned by advancements in memory technologies, we create breakthrough innovations and powerful data storage solutions that enable the world to actualize its aspirations. Core to our values, we recognize the urgency to combat climate change and have committed to ambitious carbon reduction goals approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Learn more about Western Digital and the Western Digital®, SanDisk® and WD® brands at www.westerndigital.com.

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. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere also helps to advance business performance through data-driven assessments, guidance, and benchmarking against its unparalleled data: the Culture Quotient dataset focused on ethical culture and featuring the responses of 2+ million employees around the world; and the Ethics Quotient dataset, featuring 200+ data points highlighting the ethics, compliance, social, and governance practices of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit https://ethisphere.com.

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Contacts

Western Digital Contacts:
Lisa Neitzel
Western Digital Public Relations
1-408-717-7607
lisa.neitzel@wdc.com

T. Peter Andrew
Western Digital Investor Relations
1-949-672-9655
peter.andrew@wdc.com

Ethisphere Media Contact
Anne Walker
VP, Media and Communications
Anne.Walker@Ethisphere.com