Companies are scrambling to come to grips with the recently upgraded COVID-19 to a global pandemic. Employees are scared and uncertain of what is expected of them, and how action, or inaction of their employer, will affect them.
This year's Annual Compliance Week Conference certainly delivered with powerful insights and ideas. Taking over the main floor of the historic Mayflower Hotel, many ethics and compliance professionals were not only looking forward to networking with other industry professionals, they were eager to listen to one speaker in particular.
This was our first year exhibiting at SCCE's CEI event in Las Vegas. As first time exhibitors, we really didn't have previous CEI events to compare this one to. But what this one did have, that previous years didn't, was a heightened sense of perseverance and desire to make our own pockets of our worlds that much stronger and successful.
Let's talk about anti-corruption compliance. In today’s world, due to tightened anti-corruption legislation and regulations, anti-corruption compliance’ has become a regular part of our lexicon. Combating corruption and bribery is no longer ‘new’ to businesses, as stricter enforcement and prosecutions force companies to rethink their compliance policies and procedures. According to Transparency International UK, there are signs of improvement in anti-corruption acts as many businesses around the world are increasingly addressing corruption risks in the recent years.