The Ethics Resource Center (ECR), found that in companies with comprehensive ethics and compliance programmes, only 29 percent of employees fail to report misconduct they observe, in contrast to 61 percent in companies with no formal ethics and compliance programmes. Nevertheless, still less than 40 percent of employees state that their company has a comprehensive programme in place.
The same survey found that ethical misconduct is, in general, very high with 56 percent of employees witnessing ethical misconduct.
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