Trust Across America ranks Lexmark as a trustworthy company

Lexmark as a trustworthy companyTrust Across America has named Lexmark as a trustworthy company, ranking it on the list of “Top Ten Most Trustworthy Public Companies” for 2013.

This was the organization’s fourth annual study of more than 2,000 U.S.-based public companies. Trust Across America named Lexmark as a trustworthy company for a third time, this year ranking ninth.

“We were unaware that Trust Across America was looking at Lexmark, so this recognition came as a nice surprise,” said John Gagel, corporate sustainability manager.

In compiling the 2013 list, Trust Across America combined three years of historical data from three independent data providers, with respect to five key quantitative indicators (called FACTS) of trustworthy business:

*Financial stability and strength
*Accounting conservativeness
*Corporate integrity
*Transparency
*Sustainability

Companies are not nominated, nor do they participate in the analysis. The research seeks to identify companies with above average scores in all five FACTS indicators of trustworthy business. The framework initially conceived and developed in 2008, is “the most holistic and comprehensive trust “health” checkup for public companies,” according to its founders.

“The Trust Across America ranking is another external validation of the values we hold as a company and the strength of our company, and it’s something we can all be proud of,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer.

Read more about the award from Trust Across America and find out what other companies made the list.

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