Apply for the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies Designation

The 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies process is now open and the 2017 Ethics Quotient Survey is now available. If you would like to participate, please complete the form below and allow 5 business days to receive your custom survey link. To download the PDF version of the survey, click here.

All those who apply will be part of the 2017 data set and receive a complimentary copy of a special research report, “Leading Practices of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies”, that will be published in August 2017.

Benchmarking against the data set is available year-round. If you’re interested in learning more outside of the 2017 process, please write to Sarah Neumann ( for more information.

Why Ford Motor Company Completes the Ethics Quotient

Raphael Richmond, Global Director of Corporate Compliance:

  • The Scorecard shows us where we come out against the companies that are really committed to caring and focusing in compliance and ethics.
  • Participating each year gives a cadence to the process of working with other departments to annually take stock of our whole program.
  • The process of answering the Survey gives us lots of ideas about improvements that we can make.
  • If I want executive support for initiatives, this process and our scores provide extra legitimacy.
  • Bringing other functions into this process allows us to expand the impact of our program.
Complete the form below to receive your custom survey link for the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies process.

More About Why the Ethics Quotient is a Powerful Measurement Tool

  • Collaboration yields success. Completing the Ethics Quotient requires you to work closely with your colleagues in ethics, compliance, audit, risk management, HR, and more. The relationships you forge through this process alone are matched only by the data and insights gleaned after the fact. You’ll finally have a true gap analysis that allows you to focus your team’s efforts and prioritize your program building efforts. That’s likely more helpful than another offsite meeting to discuss programming in a vacuum.

  • The value is in the process itself. Take a look at a redacted Analytical Scorecard to more completely understand what you’ll receive when you participate. [Request sample here]

  • You benchmark against leading companies, not just anyone. Companies that we honor as World’s Most Ethical Companies are not just anyone – they lead their industries and are rigorously vetted. So you’ll be compared to the best of the best, and not to companies who are merely taking a few minutes to complete a simple online survey.