Perspectives

Strengthening your ethics program

Going from good to great

​Ethics and compliance professionals continue to make significant strides in developing risk mitigation strategies, while building and fortifying trust in their organization’s reputation and brand. At the same time, integrity and reputation risks are increasing exponentially, creating an environment for ethics and compliance executives that has never been more challenging. How can you strengthen your ethics program?

​Our approach to ethics programs

The environment

Ethics and compliance professionals continue to make significant strides in developing risk mitigation strategies, while building and fortifying trust in their organization’s reputation and brand. At the same time, integrity and reputation risks are increasing exponentially, creating an environment for ethics and compliance executives that has never been more challenging.

The Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory differentiated approach to ethics programs

An organization’s ethics program serves as the critical foundation that supports its most valuable asset — its reputation. There are many factors that help determine an ethics program operating model, including:

  • Governance and leadership
  • Risk assessments and due diligence
  • Standards, policies, and procedures
  • Training and communication
  • Employee reporting system
  • Case management and investigation
  • Testing and monitoring
  • Third-party compliance
  • Continuous improvement

Learn how Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory can help

If your organization seeks to strengthen the critical components that support an ethical culture and corporate reputation, download this report to learn the steps to take, including:

  • Defining your core values and creating a vision
  • Establishing a structure for your program
  • Identifying the people, processes, and technology needed
Strengthening your ethics program

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