NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) has been awarded Corporate Secretary Magazine's 2016 Corporate Governance Award for the Best Compliance and Ethics Program in the small to mid-cap category.
Voya was honored for its coordination and integration of good governance principles and ethics across the company. Since its 2013 initial public offering, Voya has encouraged and created a culture of ethics, or "doing the right thing," beginning with its board of directors and extending to every Voya employee, creating an ethical governance environment across the company.
"We are deeply honored to be recognized for our commitment to ethics and governance principles," said Rod Martin, chairman and CEO. "Voya's strong culture of ethics is a source of great pride for all of our employees."
The Best Compliance and Ethics Program award assesses coordination of governance, compliance, ethics and risk management processes across the entire corporation and its subsidiaries. Judges consider the level of understanding and integration of good governance principles across all disciplines and a truly non-silo approach to achieving an ethical governance environment.
The award was presented at Corporate Secretary Magazine's 9th Annual Corporate Governance Awards on November 3, 2016 at Cipriani in New York City. Voya deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, Jean Weng, accepted the award on behalf of Voya before an audience of more than 400 governance, risk and compliance professionals.
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About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2015. The company had $480 billion in total assets under management and administration as of September 30, 2016. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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