Regulatory ComplianceAdhering to laws, regulations and guidelines issued by government authorities.
Standards ComplianceComplying to standards such as industry, business or sustainability related certifications.
Code of ConductA set of ethical principles that you establish within your organization.
Compliance CultureNorms and values in an organization that promote compliance and ethical conduct.
Risk ManagementIdentifying and treating risk.
Internal ControlsImplementing processes, procedures and other things such as checklists to implement compliance.
Compliance MonitoringSystematically evaluating compliance on an ongoing basis.
Compliance AuditsSystematic and independent evaluations of compliance.
Compliance TrainingTraining and education that help your employees to recognize compliance issues and achieve compliance.
WhistleblowingOpen channels for employees to report concerns confidentially without fear of retaliation.
OversightAn independent body that can accept complaints about power structures such as government agencies.
GovernanceStructures that ensure management accountability. Can replace the management of a firm.
AccountabilityA named person who is accountable for failures and compliance violations. This is the person with the authority to achieve compliance.
TransparencyOpenly communicating things is the friend of compliance as it highlights any issues immediately.
Compliance CommunicationCompliance often requires communicating things to stakeholders. For example, an organization that must report a security breach to government agencies and impacted customers.
Compliance IntegrationCompliance is a consideration for all strategy, decisions, projects and changes. It is integrated into business processes and processes of change.
Continuous ImprovementThe process of learning from failure and improving compliance on an ongoing basis.
Compliance ReportingReporting compliance related metrics, benchmarks and issues to internal and external stakeholders.