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Building A Compliance And Ethics Function

Boehme Donna | February 13, 2007

Having established global compliance and ethics functions and implemented programs at two multinational companies with a combined total workforce of more than 150,000, and having networked with hundreds of my peers in other companies, I’m often asked what I would have done differently in my jobs or to summarize my most valuable lessons learned. Aside from the obvious truth that we never stop learning in this fascinating and rapidly evolving profession, some critical areas do come to mind that, in hindsight, would benefit from a strong early focus and strategic planning on the part of those accountable for their company’s compliance and ethics programs. So in no particular order, here are my observations.

Creating Or Clarifying Your Job Description

We work in a relatively new profession, growing in recognition and influence much like the financial controller function, which evolved 25 years ago. This sometimes means that you spend a... To get the full story, subscribe now.