MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week will be celebrated November 6 – 12, 2016, using this year's theme "Provide. Protect. Prevent.," the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) announced today.
This designated week provides companies, large and small, inside the U.S. and across the globe, with the opportunity to renew and energize workforce awareness of the organization's corporate compliance and ethics program. They may use this week to underscore the important role each employee plays in compliance and ethics. Many companies develop a variety of events to engage employees and educate them about compliance and ethics issues that they may encounter, roll out new components of the compliance program, or deepen awareness among fellow workers.
"Current headlines underscore the importance for business of operating in a lawful and ethical behavior," said SCCE and HCCA CEO Roy Snell. "Each year Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week helps organizations ensure that every employee understands the importance of doing the right thing."
Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week is co-sponsored by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).
The Compliance & Ethics profession is one of the "hottest" professions today. Now, compliance and ethics professionals are a regular part of the business senior management structure. Along with business leaders, government regulators and enforcement leaders recognize the value of compliance & ethics within organizations and institutions. This was not always the case. The recognition of the profession happened slowly and with the help of many individuals, organizations, and corporate leaders. Astute individuals and organizations have helped shape and guide the profession, provide an example for the compliance and business communities, and herald its value in business.
The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations – the backbone of every compliance program is a compelling example of legislative guidance that recognize the important role of compliance programs.
Generally, corporate compliance and ethics professionals develop and oversee compliance and ethics programs which are used to help ensure that their organizations comply with state and federal regulations.
About SCCE and HCCA
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association are non-profit associations headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. USA. Together SCCE and HCCA serve more than 17,000 compliance and ethics professionals globally. The two associations offer more than 80 meetings a year, and each publishes a monthly magazine for its members. In addition to programs throughout the U.S., in 2016, SCCE offered programs in Brussels, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Madrid, and Prague in order to meet the educational needs of the global compliance and ethics community.
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