Our conversations with companies from all over the world point to one clear conclusion – companies are hungry for actionable data they can use to advance their programs, cultures of ethics and corporate brands.
Ethisphere offers companies the opportunity to compare their programs to that of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® and provides insight into trends and averages derived from survey respondents.
Ethisphere, through our licensed credentialing partners, provides independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs to companies with best-in-industry ethics and compliance programs – those organizations that have made the decision to proactively invest resources in compliance and ethics, sending a clear signal to key stakeholders that these issues are an absolute organizational priority.
To issue the certifications, our partners conduct a detailed review of an organization’s current compliance and ethics-related initiatives, and benchmark them against the “hallmarks” of an effective compliance program, as defined by the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG) and corporate and industry best practices, including standards (code and policies), board of director oversight, program structure and responsibility, training and communications, due care, monitoring and auditing, and enforcement and discipline. Ethisphere then provides companies with a detailed report as to how their program measures up to industry benchmarks, including recommendations for improvement.