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7 Steps to Creating a culture of ethics, integrity and compliance


Achieving an effective ethics and compliance programme requires more than simply adding rules and additional layers of controls. There must be an integrated effort that aligns financial and compliance requirements with the organisation’s mission and values.

Too often, employees can feel that rules and controls are a burden, rather than protective guard rails with a rationale and a purpose. The seven-step framework outlined in this paper has the advantage of integrating rules and controls into a larger hole that includes communications, training and support.

Positioned this way, employees are much more likely to understand and accept the necessity of compliance - doing so while staying true to everyone’s commitment to creating a strong culture of ethics, integrity, and compliance.