Compliance, or the new societal responsibilities of a business, are trends that are contributing to the emergence of a new imperative: to “respond to contemporary ethical requirements”.
This new way of looking at ethics is intrinsically linked to a new view of compliance, one that is more strategic, more sustainable, more cross-disciplinary and which extends to all forms of existing “rules”, whether legal or societal.
The legal rules, including the Sapin II law, the duty of vigilance, the GDPR and anti-corruption and anti-trust laws, are undergoing intense development in France and internationally. “Societal rules”, in the form of concepts that have become essential for a business’s activity and its attractiveness, such as CSR, purpose, and societal commitment, are becoming part of the body of rules to be observed.
Faced with this extended compliance covering all areas (financial, fiscal, social, environmental, technological, etc.), our approach is to look beyond the restrictive definition of compliance to elevate it to a voluntary, strategic effort that creates value and protects the business.
“The power of being ethical” becomes one of a business’s trump cards. With this belief as its founding principle, our Business Ethics team can give you global and cross-disciplinary support.