Want to peek inside the doors of the most ethical companies in the world? Here’s your chance.
Ethisphere just released its “Actionable Insights” whitepaper which is based upon responses to its 2015 Ethics Quotient survey. The survey helps also determine the group’s World’s Most Ethical Companies (WMEC’s) list.
Ethisphere used the information it collected collect and cross-referenced WMEC honorees against other companies in the data set, as well as past winners. Though these are powerhouse corporations (Aflac, Microsoft, Google, Visa, etc.), there are solid, basic practices that can be extrapolated and applied to your firm.
The whitepaper is broken into four main topic areas:
- Next Practices – The evolution of compliance and ethics programs
- Data the board and executive management should see
- Governance and transparency driving trust among employees, owners and the public
- Measuring up? Understanding your company’s culture and the evolution of your compliance program
Numerous nuggets are contained throughout the report, which is a compelling and fascinating read. The prevailing trend is that while many ‘non-WMEC’ companies are likely employing similar practices, WMECs are handling issues more comprehensively and frequently – and with better collaboration and communication.