With the rise of transparency and readily available information, ethics and integrity programs are more important now than ever before. Consumers not only want high quality goods, but they want to have confidence the company they are doing business with is doing the right thing. Over the past decade, particularly given the rise of social media, consumers have assumed a significant role in the “policing” of business. The explosion of online review sites, blogs, and other outlets has empowered customers like never before to publicize both good and bad behavior of companies.

This insight will discuss the three cornerstones of ethical companies, and why the best ethics programs use compliance as a measure of success.