Compliance Communicator - November 2013


Compliance Communicator

Annual Code Certification

As the year comes to a close, you will soon be receiving a reminder to complete this year’s annual Code certification. Every year we receive questions about the process so, this year, we wanted to try to address these frequently asked questions in advance and remind everyone why we need your support and cooperation in completing this important annual task.

Q & A
Q: How does the company use the certification information that it gathers?

A: The annual certification process often generates discussions within the company about our policies and these discussions help us identify areas or topics that may need to be updated in the coming year. The information also helps us discover if certain business units or groups need additional help in addressing their ethics and compliance needs. This allows us to use our resources more effectively.


To help you craft your annual Code certification message to stakeholders, we’ve included five options for annual acknowledgment language in order from the simplest version to a multi-pronged message for both employees and leaders.


Compliance Communicator is designed to engage middle management and ensure that ethics and compliance are top of mind and instilled in the everyday work environment. Use this valuable resource in whatever manner suits you best – copy and paste parts of it into e-mails or presentations, post sections on your website, or forward the entire newsletter to your staff. The content has been written by the advisory services division of NAVEX Global, the Ethical Leadership Group.

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In providing you our Compliance Communicator electronic newsletter, NAVEX Global is granting you permission to publish any or all of the content to best suit your organizational needs. Please limit distribution to personnel internal to your corporation or organization.




DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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