2023 Application


  • Public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit companies are generally eligible to participate in and be considered for designation as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

  • Non-profit colleges and universities, governments, governmental agencies, government majority-owned companies, self-regulatory organizations (SROs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are not generally eligible.

Begin Your World’s Most Ethical Companies 2023 Application

Applications are now open! Application Administrators should complete this form to begin the process.


Ethisphere is very excited to kick off the application process for the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2023! Please carefully read all of the below information before you submit the form to the right.

Only one individual from each applying organization should submit this form. That individual will be made the Administrator of your organization’s application in our portal, and may then add all other users. Duplicate submissions of this form may result in confusion and a delay in accessing the application portal.

Applications for the World’s Most Ethical Companies are typically handled by either the Ethics & Compliance or Corporate Communications teams. If you have not worked on the application in prior years and are not on one of these teams, please check with the relevant functions in your organization before submitting this form.

What’s in the Application

  • The core of the application is the Ethics Quotient assessment, a 200+ question survey designed to cover your organization’s practices around ethics, compliance, culture, governance, risk management, supply chain, ESG topics, transparency, and diversity.
  • Applicants must also submit supplementary examples and documentation on many questions and topics.
  • Most organizations designate a core team responsible for the application, who may consult numerous other departments and teams to gather necessary information.

Still want more information about the process? Sign up for the Guide to Applying Webinar on August 30th.

Not sure if you are ready to apply?

Ethisphere offers a range of resources to inform your decision.

  • Learn about the programs and practices of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in this infographic and webinar

  • Ethisphere offers a new service – The Sphere – enabling you to benchmark your program against the practices of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees – anytime, from anywhere. You also immediately link to related expert guidance and improvement resources.

Check out the FAQs

If you have a question about eligibility, contact Ethisphere at [email protected]