The 2019 Global Business Ethics Survey™ (GBES) takes a different turn in its history.

Since inception more than 20 years ago, GBES has been a biennial report on workplace ethics. Beginning in 2019, GBES will move to an annual data collection cycle with multiple releases throughout the year. In even years, GBES will follow its traditional longitudinal survey format of providing trend data on key ethics measures. 2020 will be the 12th iteration. This rigorous, multi-country inquiry into worker conduct and workplace integrity provides insight, benchmarks and trending into workplace ethics in both public and private sector organizations.

In odd years, GBES will explore critical insights about workplace integrity in a global context on a variety cutting edge topics. GBES focuses on a comprehensive global view of ethics in countries including

  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • the United Kingdom
  • the United States

To download the December 2018 GBES and past GBES research reports, please fill out the form at the bottom.

If you are an ECI member, you can access all GBES reports by logging into the ECI Community and Research Library.


We are grateful to the following companies whose generosity has made this report possible:

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Look for GBES reports and interactive maps throughout 2019 designed for compliance professionals and focused on areas of E&C program success.

Looking for past reports?

2019 Global Business Ethics Survey™

What our members say about the value of GBES.

“ECI’s report provides further insight on the impact that interpersonal misconduct has on an organization and its culture. Such insight allows us to continuously update our E&C Programme to keep it fresh and relevant for our global workplace.”
-Rahul Saxena, Group Ethics & Compliance Officer, BP plc

“When I want to know if our ethics program measures up and is keeping pace with the risk landscape and regulatory framework, I turn to the Ethics & Compliance Initiative. ECI is my trusted source for benchmark reporting and other professional resources”
– Lawrence V. Wasnock, LPEC, CCEP, Vice President and Corporate Ethics Officer, L3 Technologies

Support Future Research

ECI’s research is only possible because of contributions from generous donors from the public and private sectors. For more information about how to contribute and help keep this vital research initiative alive, email Holli Redekop at holli@ethics.org, or call 571-480-4416.