Compliance isn't just about policies, procedures, and pieces of paper. It's about getting buyin at every level of your organization. Click for articles about integrating Compliance into the fabric of your organization's culture.
Bribery & Corruption
The 'Cost of Doing Business' is a slippery slope, especially when navigating different norms among different teams, companies, and countries. Learn more about ways to spot signs of bribery and corruption and how to prevent them.
Program Best Practices
There's no need to reinvent the wheel at your organization. Your organization isn't alone in the challenges it faces, but thankfully there are precedents, case studies, and best practices you can apply to keep your organization running smoothly.
Benchmarking & Analytics
What does success look like? Measurement and evaluation are critical in understanding your program, staying agile, and implementing improvements. Learn more about creating effective benchmarks and measurement tools for your organization.
Harassment & Discrimination
In the last few years, no other ethics and compliance issue has seen as much media coverage as sexual harassment. And this can be just the tip of the iceberg. Creating a workplace culture where employees feel safe and respected means designing and implementing a workplace harassment prevention program that adapts to emerging issues.
Cyber & Data Privacy
Data protection legislation has evolved and increased over the past few years, but the vast amounts of personal data and the ease of accessing it has kept pace. Data privacy and data security are particularly important considerations for those working in ethics and compliance. Given the nature of data provided through a whistleblower hotline or an investigation, organizations must handle this information with the utmost sensitivity.
Working with third parties is a reality of doing business in the 21st century. Organizations are working with a larger number of vendors, and those vendors are performing more business-critical functions. No matter the size or scope of your vendor risk management program, your third party’s risk will always be your risk.
Regulatory compliance management is getting even more difficult. Industry-specific regulations, like Sarbanes-Oxley, FDA, OSHA, as well as multiple laws and standards are meant to ensure that organizations are operating lawfully and ethically. But keeping pace with the changing regulatory compliance landscape is a massive challenge and a major source of compliance risk.
You Can’t Delegate Ethics
The fact that sexual harassment continues to dominate the headlines demands a fundamental change in how organizations identify and deal with this insidious cultural failure. First, we must recognize that sexual harassment is not a compliance issue; it is an abuse of power issue. For leaders of organizations, this represents a tipping point. Systemic change will occur only when good people in power take responsibility for the issue of sexual harassment and create workplaces that do not tolerate it. You can’t delegate ethics on the issue of sexual harassment.