The strength of an organisation’s ethics culture is measured through multiple indicators of employee behaviours at various levels within an organisation, including leaders, supervisors and co-workers. These behaviours demonstrate and promote a commitment to ethics on a daily basis. A thriving ethics culture involves commitment, modelling and the right conduct by all employees in an organisation. Our research shows that the quality of an organisation’s ethics and compliance programme and the strength of the organisation’s ethics culture is key to achieving desired ethics outcomes.