ECI’s vision for the High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Program (HQP) Assessment was achieved through years of work with the E&C community. ECI’s research on the impact of HQPs on culture provides further evidence that stronger E&C programs lead to stronger ethics cultures.
The Assessment Protocol
This assessment protocol was developed by a working group of ECI members and is based on the principles of high-quality programs found in ECI’s 2016 Blue Ribbon Panel Report. This independent study defined the practices and strategies that are indicative of transformative E&C programs.
The Measurement Framework
As this multi-year project progressed, ECI shared a copy of the Measurement Framework with officials at the Department of Justice, along with a companion report that summarized the work of the organization to define and measure an HQP.
The HQP Assessment is a systematic way for ethics & compliance officers to demonstrate the success of their programs, define areas that may need improvement and provide evidence of continued program advancement.