The 2022 Application Process

START THE PROCESS

Express interest in applying

This is the first step in your journey and the process that might lead towards this prestigious recognition. You will receive an email with the application guide followed by a link to the application portal through which you will be able to access the survey, submit the processing fee, upload supporting documentation, and track the status of your application.

START THE PROCESS

Express interest in applying

This is the first step in your journey and the process that might lead towards this prestigious recognition. You will receive an email with the application guide followed by a link to the application portal through which you will be able to access the survey, submit the processing fee, upload supporting documentation, and track the status of your application.

START THE PROCESS

Express interest in applying

This is the first step in your journey and the process that might lead towards this prestigious recognition. You will receive an email with the application guide followed by a link to the application portal through which you will be able to access the survey, submit the processing fee, upload supporting documentation, and track the status of your application.

REVIEW & COLLABORATE

Review the Ethics Quotient (EQ) survey

Typically containing 200 – 220 multiple choice questions, the EQ survey spans five core categories that drive collaboration with different members of your organization, building relationships between Ethics and Compliance and core stakeholders as you find the answers you need.

REVIEW & COLLABORATE

Review the Ethics Quotient (EQ) survey

Typically containing 200 – 220 multiple choice questions, the EQ survey spans five core categories that drive collaboration with different members of your organization, building relationships between Ethics and Compliance and core stakeholders as you find the answers you need.

REVIEW & COLLABORATE

Review the Ethics Quotient (EQ) survey

Typically containing 200 – 220 multiple choice questions, the EQ survey spans five core categories that drive collaboration with different members of your organization, building relationships between Ethics and Compliance and core stakeholders as you find the answers you need.

SUBMIT EQ FEE

Complete the processing fee payment

Follow the link below to submit the EQ processing fee. The fee helps to partially cover the administrative costs of gathering and analyzing the data for each applicant. It must be submitted by the deadline (Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:59 EST) to be considered.

SUBMIT EQ FEE

Complete the processing fee payment

Follow the link below to submit the EQ processing fee. The fee helps to partially cover the administrative costs of gathering and analyzing the data for each applicant. It must be submitted by the deadline (Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:59 EST) to be considered.

SUBMIT EQ FEE

Complete the processing fee

Follow the link below to submit the EQ processing fee. The fee helps to partially cover the administrative costs of gathering and analyzing the data for each applicant. It must be submitted by the deadline (Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:59 EST) to be considered.

AGGREGATE & SUBMIT

Complete the 2022 Ethics Quotient survey

Once you’ve aggregated the required data and information, and agreed upon your answers to each question, use our online application system to officially submit your responses. Our system will calculate a raw score based on your completed survey, which serves as a starting point for consideration.

AGGREGATE & SUBMIT

Complete the 2022 Ethics Quotient survey

Once you’ve aggregated the required data and information, and agreed upon your answers to each question, use our online application system to officially submit your responses. Our system will calculate a raw score based on your completed survey, which serves as a starting point for consideration.

AGGREGATE & SUBMIT

Complete the Ethics Quotient survey

Once you’ve aggregated the required data and information, and agreed upon your answers to each question, use our online application system to officially submit your responses. Our system will calculate a raw score based on your completed survey, which serves as a starting point for consideration.

QUALITATIVE VALIDATION

Provide supporting documentation

To support your raw quantitative score, we request supporting documents to add a layer of qualitative validation and perspective to your responses. This typically includes examples of work and written explanations of certain initiatives, which helps the Ethisphere team calibrate the previously calculated, automated raw score. We recommend organizing any supporting documentation related to the five core categories of the survey while you are working through your answers to simplify this process and be prepared.

QUALITATIVE VALIDATION

Provide supporting documentation

To support your raw quantitative score, we request supporting documents to add a layer of qualitative validation and perspective to your responses. This typically includes examples of work and written explanations of certain initiatives, which helps the Ethisphere team calibrate the previously calculated, automated raw score. We recommend organizing any supporting documentation related to the five core categories of the survey while you are working through your answers to simplify this process and be prepared.

QUALITATIVE VALIDATION

Provide supporting documentation

To support your raw quantitative score, we request supporting documents to add a layer of qualitative validation and perspective to your responses. This typically includes examples of work and written explanations of certain initiatives, which helps the Ethisphere team calibrate the previously calculated, automated raw score. We recommend organizing any supporting documentation related to the five core categories of the survey while you are working through your answers to simplify this process and be prepared.

EVALUATING REPUTATION

Conducting a Leadership and Reputation analysis

Representing 10% of your total score, our team reviews public filings, news, current events, regulatory enforcement action, and other subjective information that may positively or negatively influence your recognition as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

EVALUATING REPUTATION

Leadership and Reputation analysis

Representing 10% of your total score, our team reviews public filings, news, current events, regulatory enforcement action, and other subjective information that may positively or negatively influence your recognition as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

EVALUATING REPUTATION

Leadership and Reputation analysis

Representing 10% of your total score, our team reviews public filings, news, current events, regulatory enforcement action, and other subjective information that may positively or negatively influence your recognition as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

FINAL SCORE

Benchmarking against other applicants

With all of your data, supporting documentation, and public analysis complete, our analysts measure you against the field, taking geographic, industry, and organization size into consideration, to reach a final decision.

FINAL SCORE

Benchmarking against other applicants

With all of your data, supporting documentation, and public analysis complete, our analysts measure you against the field, taking geographic, industry, and organization size into consideration, to reach a final decision.

FINAL SCORE

Results benchmarked against all applicants

With all of your data, supporting documentation, and public analysis complete, our analysts measure you against the field, taking geographic, industry, and organization size into consideration, to reach a final decision.

FINAL DECISION

A decision regarding your application is made

Whether you are recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Companies honoree or not, you’ll receive a personalized scorecard document detailing what we learned about your program during the process, the most significant strengths and weaknesses we discovered, and recommendations for your consideration based on our data.

FINAL DECISION

A decision regarding your application is made

Whether you are recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Companies honoree or not, you’ll receive a personalized scorecard document detailing what we learned about your program during the process, the most significant strengths and weaknesses we discovered, and recommendations for your consideration based on our data.

FINAL DECISION

Application decision is made

Whether you are recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Companies honoree or not, you’ll receive a personalized scorecard document detailing what we learned about your program during the process, the most significant strengths and weaknesses we discovered, and recommendations for your consideration based on our data.

MORE BENEFITS

Try out the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA)

In 2022, for the first time, non-BELA organizations who complete their World’s Most Ethical Companies application will be invited to access our BELA Resource Center and Roundtables for a three-month period. You’ll be able to access program resources, and network and learn from other ambitious individuals who share your passion for excellence and commitment to advancing the field of ethics and compliance forward.

MORE BENEFITS

Try out the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA)

In 2022, for the first time, non-BELA organizations who complete their World’s Most Ethical Companies application will be invited to access our BELA Resource Center and Roundtables for a three-month period. You’ll be able to access program resources, and network and learn from other ambitious individuals who share your passion for excellence and commitment to advancing the field of ethics and compliance forward.

MORE BENEFITS

Try out Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA)

In 2022, for the first time, non-BELA organizations who complete their World’s Most Ethical Companies application will be invited to access our BELA Resource Center and Roundtables for a three-month period. You’ll be able to access program resources, and network and learn from other ambitious individuals who share your passion for excellence and commitment to advancing the field of ethics and compliance forward.

CELEBRATING YOUR SUCCESS

Honorees are recognized and celebrated

If you are among those organizations who make the 2022 list, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with virtual and in-person events and media opportunities surrounding the formal announcement of the full 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies list.

CELEBRATING YOUR SUCCESS

Honorees are recognized and celebrated

If you are among those organizations who make the 2022 list, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with virtual and in-person events and media opportunities surrounding the formal announcement of the full 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies list.

CELEBRATING YOUR SUCCESS

Honorees are recognized and celebrated

If you are among those organizations who make the 2022 list, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with virtual and in-person events and media opportunities surrounding the formal announcement of the full 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies list.