2012 Corporate Governance and Compliance Hotline Benchmarking Report: Download Document

Source Yahoo Finance

Beginning in 2007, the current five-year period reviewed for the 2012 Corporate Governance and Hotline Benchmarking Report reflects the largest repository of data to date. This report provides an analysis of 599,162 reports made during the review period. In 2011, 129,199 reports were collected from 1,128 organizations representing more than 15 million employees. The data is compiled from actual incidents reported by clients of The Network and was analyzed by BDO and The Network.

Reports are classified in the following industries: Construction; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Manufacturing; Mining; Public Administration; Retail Trade; Service Industries; Transportation, Communication & Utilities; and Wholesale Trade.

The Corporate Fraud Index for 2011, which measures the percentage of fraud-related incidents across all reports, rose to 21.1 percent, an all-time high since the Index was first reported in 2005. The report attributes these increases to the improvements organizations continue to make, primarily via their policies and training initiatives, toward identifying misconduct and strengthening their overall GRC programs.