Ethics is bigger than compliance.
Compliance is doing what you are required to do; ethics is about doing what you should do. An act is not ethical simply because it’s legal, nor is it proper simply because it’s permissible. In an ethical culture, people are expected to do more than ask what they have a right to do; they are expected to ask what is right to do. In an ethical culture, people are willing to do less than they are allowed to do and more than they are required to do.