Cummins Inc. was recently recognized for distinction by two organizations that single out corporations that behave in ethically or socially responsible ways.

The Ethisphere Institute last week selected Cummins as one of the world’s “Most Ethical Companies” for 2010 and the Financial Times Stock Exchange Index Group announced that the company continues to be a member of the FTSE4Good index series.

This is the fourth straight year that the Ethisphere Institute has selected Cummins as one of the world’s most ethical companies. Cummins joins 99 other companies on the list, which Ethisphere compiled after examining a wide range of data that includes: codes of ethics; litigation and regulatory infraction histories; investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and feedback from consumer action groups.

The FTSE Group selects companies for the FTSE4Good index based on their environmental records, whether they develop positive relationships with their stakeholders and whether they are supporters of universal human rights. FTSE recognizes socially responsible companies all over the world.