Top ESG Trends for Ethics and Compliance

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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. Here’s a look at some of the key data points around Environmental, Social, and Governance from 2021.

  • Almost three-quarters (72%) of the 136 World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees utilized the GRI framework to evaluate and report on the global impacts of their ESG programs
  • Most honorees (86%) formally evaluate feedback from stake- holder groups—both inside and outside of the company— to identify ESG risks
  • More than half (60%) tie ESG risks and opportunities into risk management processes of material importance to the company and its stakeholders
  • Most (83%) release publicly available ESG goals and targets around these risk and opportunity area

Source: 2021 Ethisphere Ethics Quotient® data. For more data on this subject, click here for a full infographic on ESG Trends for Ethics and Compliance.