A corporation's leadership shapes its culture and its future. Yet the Ethics Resource Center found that 60% of ethical misconduct involved someone with managerial authority in 2014.
A major factor in how Americans defined corporate JUSTness involved the behavior of corporate leadership. Do leaders behave with integrity and honesty? Do they carefully steward the resources of the corporation? Below are the Components that Americans defined as important in measuring JUST leadership, and how we are measuring corporate performance for each of them. Click on the Components to learn more.
Does company and its leadership abide by US laws? According to our 2015 Survey, 96% indicated that lawful conduct was important in measuring the JUSTness of leadership.
Does the company have honest leaders? A high percentage of Americans identified topics such as enforcing ethics policies, honesty, and responsible business practices as important in measuring JUST leadership.
Does the company misrepresent itself or its products in its communications? According to our 2015 survey, 92% of Americans identified truth in advertising as an important in measuring JUST leadership.
Does the company pay a reasonable amount of taxes? 92% of Americans said that paying a fair share or taxes and not exploiting loopholes was important to measuring JUST leadership.
Does the company seek to influence politics? 75% of Americans said that the extent to which a company participates in lobbying, seeks to influence politics, or spends on political campaigns was important in measuring JUST leadership.