The Eight Pillars of An Ethical Culture
Ethical culture matters – to employees, investors, and all stakeholders. Companies that have strong values-based cultures are better places to work and well-poised for long-term success. In this Special Report, we focus on the foundational elements of an effective and sustainable culture, which we have consolidated into the eight pillars of an ethical culture.
Do your employees understand what is expected of them when it comes to ethical behavior?
Do they know where to go if they have questions, and if they need help or have made a mistake?
Do they trust the reporting process enough to engage in it? Or do they fear retaliation or lack of an appropriate response?
The Eight Pillars of an Ethical Culture
Ethisphere defined these key pillars with input from experts, ethics and compliance leaders from our Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), and also by considering guidance by international organizations and regulators. We distilled this into Ethisphere’s Culture Quotient (CQ) assessment, a survey that has been used by top global companies to determine employee perceptions of the organization’s culture of compliance.