Insights into the Practices of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Detailed findings from the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies’ ethics and compliance programs, ethical culture, and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 data points on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives to support a strong value chain.

The 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies:


What’s Inside

VOLUME 1: Remotely Managing a Global Program Effectively

  • Global program structure

  • The effective use of internal steering committees to broaden reach and impact across an organization

  • The role of ethics and compliance in the due diligence process of mergers and acquisitions

  • Why liaison and incentive programs matter to a fair and ethical culture

VOLUME 2: Third Party Management

  • The expanding focus areas of due diligence, including data protection, and more

  • How third-party codes are implemented and where they fall short

  • Communication, training, and improving third-party capabilities

  • How E&C is included in ongoing performance reviews

VOLUME 3: Training and Communications

  • Building an effective training plan

  • Training targeting and practices

  • Measuring training effectiveness

  • Communications modalities and storytelling