In the context of the sundry missions fulfilled in my humble career, one of my preferred roles is the one of compliance manager. A challenging role wherein I support and advise my clients with the double aim of getting them certified and maintaining this status over time.
Ensuring compliance with a regulation or a specific norm is far from being a trifling matter. It is a long and tedious program requiring human and financial devotion.
Depending on the compliance matter, some departments will be more affected. But one should not be mistaken. Compliance isn’t just the brainteaser of Legal, IT, Finance, Production or Security. No, it generally involves, at one point or another, the whole company spectrum. All individuals from the top to the bottom of the hierarchy. Resources that are digressed from their core activities and priorities. Thus, this is seldom for the sake of indulgence that company boards decide to follow this path. No, the two major drivers are: 1) Avoid or limit financial penalties or business disruption in case of legal or contractual infringements and 2) Get access to markets requiring such compliances.
In the following posts, I will endeavor to further delve into this field of compliance management and further discuss the key components, activities and milestones but also about the methods and tools.