Ethics & Compliance Risk in the Supply Chain

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Ethics & Compliance Risk in the Supply Chain 

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Ethics & Compliance Risk in the Supply Chain. A report from the Global Business Ethics Survey

 


Supplier Companies Are More Vulnerable to Integrity Challenges, ECI Study Shows

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Supplier Firms' Employees Have Witnessed Misconduct

Businesses that rely on extensive webs of third-party suppliers and contractors face a heightened risk of ethics and compliance breakdowns, which can damage reputation and create legal and financial consequences, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) and FTI Consulting found in a new survey of employees in 13 major global economies.

According to ECI's Global Business Ethics Survey® (GBES®), 42 percent of supplier firm employees said they had witnessed misconduct on the job, compared to 28 percent who observed wrongdoing at non-supplier companies. Of the supplier company employees surveyed, nearly one-third said they felt pressure to compromise standards, compared to 18 percent at non-supplier companies. Read full release.