Modern Slavery? Maybe you Shouldn’t Terminate the Contract – Here’s Why…

Imagine the horror most people feel when they find out their company has engaged a supplier that has been using forced labor, child labor, or indentured servants to create the product.

The corporate “zero tolerance” statements come out, the lawyers are corralled, and the letter terminating the contract is signed.

Done, right?

<strong><u>How to  Spring Clean Your Compliance Program</u></strong>

My favorite place to be is in my backyard, with the sun shining on me, in my oversized comfy chair watching the birds or reading a magazine. During the winter months, the sun becomes scarce. I try to scratch out some time on the weekends, but it’s often too chilly, even in my home near Los Angeles, to really enjoy the warmth.

Are you (or your program) memorable?

Right now, I’m traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix for the SCCE’s annual conference. I’m leading a panel session on Tuesday, and I want it to be memorable. In truth, I want to be memorable too. But how do I stack the deck in my favor?

Are You Tracking Reports the Right Way?

What do elephants and porcupines have in common?

They’re both animals of course.

But elephants are not porcupines and porcupines are not elephants.

If scientists were tracking the habits of elephants, it would not help them to receive information about porcupine behavior. Different animals need to be treated differently.

The same is true when it comes to inquiries versus reports of potential misconduct.

Where’s Your Sanctions Risk Assessment? (No Seriously, it’s Required!)

Let’s pull out your sanctions-specific risk assessment, shall we?

Wait, you don’t have one?

Ah, don’t worry, there are lots of folks in that boat.

Many companies don’t have a sanctions-specific risk assessment. But you don’t want to be in that boat because it exposes your company to enormous risk.