Are you in compliance?

Don't miss out! Sign up today for our weekly newsletters and stay abreast of important GRC-related information and news.

Get updates on Compliance Week offerings, including new features, databases, research, and other resources, along with announcements of upcoming Webcasts, conferences, seminars, CPE/CLE opportunities and more.

Published every Thursday, Compliance Week Europe offers a condensed summary of risk, audit, and compliance news either originating in Europe, or of special interest to European compliance professionals. This newsletter will follow developments by the European Commission, as well as those of national governments across the region, or any U.S.-based news that might have consequence across the Atlantic. Frequency: weekly; Thursday a.m.

A fresh edition of Compliance Week delivered via e-mail and online every Tuesday morning, relentlessly focused on the disclosure, reporting and compliance requirements of our 25,000+ paying subscribers.

Published every Friday, Compliance Weekend was launched at the behest of subscribers, and offers a quick Plain English review of the week's key developments. We hope you enjoy this supplement to Compliance Week's Tuesday edition.


Status message

Start your free, no obligation 10-day trial to continue exploring with full access.

The Subtle Presence Of Corporate Ethics

Patricia Harned | August 1, 2006

The staff meeting ran long, but you decide to revisit the main points one last time anyway. “I cannot over-emphasize the importance of what we’ve been talking about today,” you say to the group. “The values you see on this Code of Conduct are more than just nice words; these principles guide all our activities in the marketplace. Your commitment to the highest standards of doing business is essential to our success, and that means more than just obeying the law.”

You again endorse the helpline and give a calm but stern warning that retaliation against whistleblowers will not be tolerated on your watch. Your big finish is telling employees to “go out there and do the right thing.” The meeting ends and you feel good about it.

You work your way toward the door, stopping to talk to the various staff members who have lingered to get in their questions before you disappear. Finally, when it seems you are the last one... To get the full story, subscribe now.