The proposed rules aim to bring consistency to whistleblower protection standards across the EU, where only 10 of 28 member countries have comprehensive legal protections in place for whistleblowers.
What is considered to be some of the most ethical companies in the world such as Dell and Intel are still working to make employee policies and codes of conduct more comprehensive and digestible, according to a recent report from Ethisphere.
But there's still a ways to go. A report from Fenwick & West found under one-third of general counsel at SV150 and S&P 100 companies are women. General counsel is the executive role held most often by women.