Our all-new 2019 Global Business Ethics Survey is here.

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As part of ECI’s 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES) research, we explored the impact of ethics & compliance program quality on employee perceptions and behavior. Specifically, we asked U.S. employees about the presence of E&C program practices in their workplace. We also inquired about the level of quality of those efforts, based on a framework developed by an independent Blue Ribbon Panel. Finally, we examined the impact of E&C programs, based on their level of
maturity, on employees’ perceptions and behavior.

In 2019, ECI sought to build upon these ground-breaking insights by further exploring the presence and impact of E&C programs around the world. Specifically, for this latest update to the GBES, ECI surveyed employees who self-identified as senior managers or above and who worked in organizations with 5,000 or more
employees. Approximately 200 senior managers were surveyed from each of the 10 countries examined for this report. This population was sought because senior-level leaders are most likely to be aware of the presence of resources and activities that are indicative of E&C programs. Employees with these qualifications were asked a series of questions that assessed their organization’s E&C program maturity level. The questions were derived from ECI’s HQP Assessment.

This the first of four reports to be released in 2019.

ECI’s Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES) is the premier, longitudinal study on workplace behavior around the world.

Our research team conducts surveys in 18 countries to find out:

  • The latest trends and cultural shifts affecting the workplace.
  • The affect of workplace behavior on the employer/employee relationship.
  • How organizations are effected by social movements like #MeToo and much more.

This in-depth report is a thorough look at the behaviors effecting workplaces large and small in industries from financial, oil and gas, retail, service industries and more.

GBES keeps your finger on the pulse of the ethics & compliance and cultural climate worldwide. Find out how global trends could effect your organization.

ECI is trusted by ethics officers and practitioners representing some of the largest companies in the world. Since 1922, E&C professionals have leaned on ECI to provide the research, in-depth reporting and tools they need to improve their ethics & compliance programs to the highest-quality standard.

Here’s what they have to say:

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“Across business, leaders have the responsibility to develop and support high quality ethics programs to help reduce risk and drive organizational success.”

Ellen Martin. VP of Ethics and Business Conduct, The Boeing Company
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“We appreciate ECI’s continued effort to understand and report on the international state of ethics and compliance. The survey is always informative as we continue to enhance our E&C programme.”

Rahul Saxena, Group Ethics & Compliance Officer, BP
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“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

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

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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.

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