Hardly a week passes without news in the media about fraud, bribery, and other unethical behaviour by officials. Even though legislation and regulations have seriously increased over the past years, the number of incidents of non-compliance with the law has also grown. A curious paradox, or is it?
Complying with legislation and regulations is one thing, but making changes to behaviour and a specific business culture requires an entirely different approach.
Monitoring compliance with laws and regulations is not a solution. Nor is it about managing risks by crossing off items on a check-list, or about drawing up volumes of codes of conduct. An effective compliance programme deals with behaviour and culture. Complying with legislation and regulations is one thing. Changing behaviour and culture requires a different approach.
A compliance programme is only effective when all stakeholders are involved. Rules and procedures can have a stifling effect. It still is individual responsibility that must take the fore. And we’d be happy to help you with this.