Is there a way to prove a company's integrity?

The IBE has developed a charter mark in association with Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) to help businesses and organisations know if their ethics programme is embedded throughout their organisation.

The Investing in Integrity (IiI) charter mark gives an assurance of trustworthiness to clients, customers, investors and other stakeholders doing business with the organisation.

What is unique about IiI is that it tests an organisation’s ethical standards against its own statements of ethical values, rather than that of an external framework. It can help them identify whether or not they are truly living up to their values, from the boardroom down to the staff canteen.

The testing uses a self assessment management questionnaire and third party audit by IiI partner, GoodCorporation, whose methodology has been adapted for the IiI charter mark. 

What companies say about Investing in Integrity

"Carillion is an ethical business built on integrity and trust. We recognise that our reputation and future success are dependent upon acting to the highest ethical standards. We are absolutely delighted to be the first company in our sector to have achieved the Investing in Integrity charter mark in recognition of our commitment to our strong Values and high ethical standards. This is a fantastic achievement and it will help to support our continued growth and development at a time when good corporate governance, a strong reputation and high ethical standards have never been more important to retaining and securing work.”  Richard Howson, Chief Executive, Carillion plc

"IiI was a very comprehensive exercise and gaining such a standard required extensive input and assessment throughout the organisation. It allowed us to strategically evaluate and reflect on our current architecture and benchmark ourselves against the Investing in Integrity principles. It enabled us to showcase our commitment to the accreditation and to understand the importance of gaining independent accreditation for the values and standards we have implemented through the IMI Way.”
Jo Morgan, Group Chief Compliance Officer, IMI plc

"Our business is built on accuracy, efficiency and integrity. We work continually at all these aspects and the entire business unit is fully committed to them. The IiI award is a welcome recognition of the efforts we put in as a business and as individuals. We do not intend to rest on our laurels – we see this as a matter of continuous improvement and have a number of other technical assurance programmes underway.”
Richard Downs, Vice President, Inspectorate UK, Metals & Minerals Division of Bureau Veritas 


Investing in Integrity News

Launch of Investing in Integrity

IiI invites business from all sectors to undertake external assessment in the name of integrity and ethics

First company gains the Investing In Integrity Charter Mark

IMI plc becomes the first to gain the Investing in Integrity Charter Mark across its global business

Inspectorate awarded Investing in Integrity Charter Mark

Inspectorate UK Metals & Minerals Division of Bureau Veritas awarded the Investing in Integrity Charter Mark

Carillion awarded Investing in Integrity Charter Mark

Carillion plc awarded the Investing in Integrity Charter Mark

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