VF Corp. has been recognized as one of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global organization that specializes in the measurement and definition of core ethics standards. VF, receiving the distinction for the third consecutive year, was among 128 honorees from 21 countries and 50 industries. The award honors companies that exemplify and advance corporate citizenship, transparency and integrity. The companies on the list have met criteria in five categories: the quality of their ethics and compliance program, organizational culture, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance, and leadership and reputation. VF is one of two apparel companies to make the list, alongside H&M.