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Between June and September 2021, researchers — the global market research agency Ipsos MORI — conducted 4,762 surveys in the local language with board members, senior managers, managers, and employees in a sample of the largest organizations and public bodies in 54 countries and territories worldwide. (Visit HERE to see the methodology.)
Corporate integrity is highly valued among senior executives and employees worldwide. A record 97% of respondents to the EY Global Integrity Report 2022 (pdf) agree that integrity is important. More companies are investing in integrity training and have published statements of organizational values or conduct codes. Responding to societal expectations, businesses are also adopting corporate and social responsibility standards and environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures that demonstrate their commitment to those sentiments.
The 2022 report shows only a third (33%) of respondents say behaving with ethical standards is an important characteristic of integrity, while half (50%) cite compliance with laws, regulations and codes of conduct. And even when it comes to compliance, the report’s findings show more willingness among the most senior company ranks to act outside the rules.
You can explore the results online HERE.
To download the full report, click HERE.