The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is a non-profit organisation that empowers its members across the globe to operate their businesses at the highest levels of integrity by providing the premier research and best practices, networking and certification opportunities in the industry. Through its membership, ECI represents more than 450 entities across nearly every industry, each dedicated to promoting the highest levels of integrity in organisations worldwide. ECI’s more than 1400 members are located in 37 countries on six continents around the globe.
ECI’s signature study, the National Business Ethics Survey® (NBES), which is expanding globally, is the most rigorous study of American perceptions of ethics in the workplace. The study has surveyed more than 20,000 employees since its inception in 1994. ECI also offers the most comprehensive survey methods and benchmarks available, enabling companies to measure their program impact against other companies and U.S. national averages.
ECI’s membership community connects global practitioners, thought-leaders, academicians and partners by providing in-person and online events, webcasts, best practice groups, presentations and networking opportunities to foster the advancement of the E&C industry.
ECI’s certification program (Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance [LPEC]) is the primary professional E&C designation. LPEC covers all facets of E&C theory and practice, and individuals that pass the LPEC exam and achieve the LPEC designation have proven that they have the skills needed to create and manage an effective E&C program.
ECI is comprised of the Ethics Research Center, the Ethics & Compliance Association and the Ethics & Compliance Certification Institute. ECI is based in Arlington, Virginia. and Waltham, Massachusetts.