Ethics, And "Oops", in Consumer Advertising

by Amanda Nieweler
You've Heard the Slogan 'Truth in Advertising', Right? Here's the Latest 'Oops'! Anheuser-Busch, the makers of one of the country's most popular beers is under fire after a photo surfaced of a bottle of beer with the phrase "The perfect beer for removing 'No' from your vocabulary for the night".

5 Steps to Help You Build an Ethics and Compliance Program

by Amanda Nieweler
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose" - Dr. Seuss Establishing compliant and ethical behaviour among the masses, and regulating against non-compliance is a big step in the fight against fraud and abuse. All organizations have their own unique plan in operating their businesses and achieving success, but there's a similar foundation that sets the base of any effective program, in any industry.

2 Questions to Ask About Your Compliance Program

by Amanda Nieweler
How Strong Is It and Will It Stand up to Regulators? The below article is from the Corporate Compliance Trends blog, and seems to have made its way around the blogosphere. And for good reason, it just makes plain sense. It stresses the importance that one of the best ways for an organization to be a player in the global economy, is to hire a compliance officer and give him or her the responsibility, authority, and independence to implement an effective compliance program. If a company wants to play in the same playground with the big kids, then a strong compliance program is going to be the best way to do it.

How to manage your global ethics and compliance

by Amanda Nieweler
With the involvement of global third parties, an ethics and compliance program is a huge asset, not expense The SEC and DOJ are very active at the moment in their enforcement efforts. Corruption is a very important topic for the government. In the US, FCPA enforcement actions are on the rise, so it's important to effectively manage your third party risk and incorporate this into a strong ethics and compliance program. This effort should be seen as an asset, not as a bother or an expense to the business. If you're a global organization, managing your risk includes identifying new and emerging threats and expanding the reach of your ethics and compliance programs to reach and mitigate those new and emerging threats. They are there. To ignore them is a recipe for disaster. It's like the game Whac-a-Mole. They keep popping up and you have to be ready, and fast, and hit them hard! 

How to Manage Your Global Ethics and Compliance

by Amanda Nieweler
With the involvement of global third parties, an ethics and compliance program is a huge asset, not expense The SEC and DOJ are very active at the moment in their enforcement efforts. Corruption is a very important topic for the government. In the US, FCPA enforcement actions are on the rise, so it's important to effectively manage your third party risk and incorporate this into a strong ethics and compliance program. This effort should be seen as an asset, not as a bother or an expense to the business.

An Ethics and Compliance Program in Seven Steps

by Amanda Nieweler
"Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality" - Albert Schweitzer Want to build a culture of integrity in your organization? Sure you do. Here's how: Effective ethics and compliance programs are key in this objective.