Integrity, Confidentiality, and Positive Recognition Integrity of our Selection Process Any company that appears on our list is selected primarily on the basis of their employees’ responses to the Great Place to Work® Trust Index©, a proprietary employee survey developed by the Great Place to Work® Institute. In addition, we evaluate materials submitted by the company, including the company’s response to the Great Place to Work® Culture Audit©, any accompanying materials submitted by the company for consideration, as well as information gathered from other reputable sources such as media stories about the company. Great Place to Work® Institute, Great Place to Work® Institute India, and its representative affiliates (“GPTW”) will not consider personal relationships, gifts, or various influences (or attempted influences) in the selection of the companies for the list. GPTW’s assessment/consulting practice helps companies become great places to work, the assessment consulting part of our business does not help companies appear on the list. We make this distinction clear to our clients. Evaluators involved in the selection of companies for the list must sign non-disclosure agreements and are screened for potential conflicts-of-interest before participating in the evaluation process. Confidentiality: Data, Materials, or Other Company Information GPTW will securely hold company information given to it, and will not sell or trade company data or contact information to third parties. GPTW will only provide company data or contact information to its media and research List Collaborators who have been authorised in advance by written agreements with GPTW for purposes of developing and publishing the list. GPTW will seek advance approval from participating companies for any other external use of their data. GPTW will never release a participating company’s survey scores in their entirety without the company’s permission, and only if it provides positive recognition for the company. GPTW may publish reports, sighting examples of a company’s best practices submitted through the selection process, so long as they agree with the terms of positive recognition outlined below. GPTW will never reveal whether or not a company has participated for selection on the list, for current or past years. This means that we will not share company participation information with employees of participating companies. We work through our specific contact at each company and allow the company to decide whether or not they want to reveal their participation in the Best Companies process. Positive Recognition: External Communications about the List, Companies, and Data GPTW will only publicise information about companies who make it to the list and will only publicise positive aspects of each company. A listed company’s survey scores on selected questions may be highlighted in the media to illustrate unique or best practices that make that company an outstanding workplace.