Day & Zimmermann Earns Highest Ranking in Study of Defense Companies Ethics and Anti-Corruption Programs

PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 4, 2015 – Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, has earned an ‘A’ ranking from Transparency International in its 2015 Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index.

Transparency International, an international, non-governmental organization devoted to combating corruption publishes periodically the Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index, which this year assessed the ethics and anti-corruption programs of 163 defense companies from 47 countries around the world. Their researchers used publicly available information, supplemented by internal company data to create the index.  For the second time in a row, Day & Zimmermann received an ‘A’ ranking for the assessment that took into account privately-disclosed and publicly available information D&Z is one of the 17 companies to receive an A ranking based on this assessment. 

“This ‘A’ ranking is a reflection of our employees’ commitment to delivering every project ethically, safely and with integrity each day,” said Jamal Ahmed, Vice President Internal Audit and Chief Ethics Officer.  “Day & Zimmermann has zero tolerance for corruption and will continue to better its comprehensive Eight Step Ethics & Compliance Program  with uncompromising commitment and consistency.” 

Day & Zimmermann’s Ethics and Compliance Program includes a comprehensive training program (both classroom and online courses) and is supported by a network of Ethics Officers throughout our business locations.  Day & Zimmermann is an active member of the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct (DII)—a nonprofit association of responsible U.S. defense companies committed to conducting business affairs at the highest ethical level. 

Day & Zimmermann is a century-old, family-owned company whose 23,000 employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.5 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment -- maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say.®