How much credit does your organisation merit?
The most robust Code of Conduct and Compliance Policies can create internal resistance. The commitment to the compliance rules often fades if the compliance framework is perceived to slow down operations and inhibit growth. But there is not much choice left as prosecutors respond worldwide to this dilemma very clearly: organisations with ineffective compliance programs don't merit much credit. Therefore no sustainable growth is possible without a clear commitment to Compliance rules.
New Era of Compliance & Ethics
There is no other road to creating trust than expecting everyone, the board members, management and all employees of an organisation to take ethics seriously. Effective compliance programs need leadership as employees only follow compliance rules if leaders consistently and transparently respect ethical values. Nowadays, employees require their CEOs to speak up and position themselves against compliance issues and misconduct like inequality and diversity and act upon climate change. Therefore, ethical organisations challenge their commitment to ethical values by regularly reviewing the compliance framework's efficiency and reliability.