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How to comply: German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act and forthcoming EU rules

Protect people and the environment when you comply with the LkSG

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust
August 29, 2022

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Jurisdictions around the world are passing a wave of new regulations focused on human rights, environmental risks, and labor rights, creating a new set of obligations for companies. These regulations include the Dutch Due Diligence Act, the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, the Norwegian Transparency Act, and the Swiss Human Rights Due Diligence Law. The United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia have also joined their EU counterparts, increasing their focus on human rights in the business sector. Developing a strategic plan for compliance will help your company eliminate human rights or environmental violations from your supply chain and escape costly consequences for noncompliance.

Today, we’re unpacking how to comply with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, or LkSG). If you’d like more background on the legislation itself, check out our blog post on the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act and come back here once you’re ready to shift your focus to the practical tactics for compliance.

Key requirements of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

Before the LkSG goes into effect on January 1, 2023, companies who operate in any capacity (central administration, principal place of business, administrative headquarters, or a domestic branch of operations) within Germany and have 3000+ employees globally need to examine their related protocols. The key requirements that will determine your LkSG compliance include risk management systems and responsibilities, risk assessment, preventative measures and remediation plans, grievance mechanisms, speak-up processes, and due diligence obligations. Don’t gamble on the health of your current supply chain processes; examine the key requirements of the LkSG below and avoid any potential financial repercussions for noncompliance.

Is your organization prepared for January 1, 2023? Put the proper resources in place before the deadline by downloading our interactive German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act Readiness Checklist.

 

Risk management systems and responsibilities

To comply with the LkSG, your organization will need to have both a full end-to-end map of your current supply and value chains, as well as an assessment of the risks in your own business operations. Without an exhaustive understanding of the risks present in your third-party relationships, collecting as much critical information on the sectorial, jurisdictional, and operational risks as possible, the rest of your efforts will be fruitless. Take the time to drill down into as many third-party relationships as possible, knowing that a definitive comprehensive review of every third party will be next to impossible. The goal is to understand the risks present in your supply chain and identify the exact nature of the business relationship. This step will ensure accuracy for the related risk management requirements.

Your organization must designate a “responsible person” to lead LkSG compliance – maybe that’s you. Ideally, you will lead both the organization’s compliance efforts and a cross-functional working group that includes representation from related departments such as legal, compliance, sustainability, and procurement. Their efforts should help determine priorities and ownership, while identifying any overlaps or areas of concern. Take some time to engage with the working group’s recommendations to determine exactly where and how your risk management systems will support effective measures to prevent, end, or minimize violations.

Human rights policy and reporting

Your organization’s risk management system must be embedded within all other related business processes across your organization. If it doesn’t include a human rights strategy policy, heavily influenced by the risk assessment efforts detailed above, then compliance under the LkSG will be impossible. In order to provide updates on the progress made and the issues identified, annual reporting is also required and must be made available on your organization’s website for seven years.

Preventative measures and remediation plans

If you become aware of violations within an indirect supplier’s practices, you must act. These actions include carrying out a risk analysis and the adoption of preventive or remedial measures. Other preventative measures include reviewing and amending the supplier selection process, implementing a supplier code of conduct and attestation, training, and auditing.

One of the key steps to address risks with indirect suppliers is to ensure contractual assurances from your direct suppliers, establishing the requirement that they conduct due diligence on their own suppliers and obtain similar contractual assurances from them. When a risk or violation is detected, can your organization deploy appropriate risk remediation plans to immediately end the risk or violation? Is your company able to identify, prevent, remediate, and monitor issues with suppliers of Germany? The obligation applies no matter where the supplier is located.

Remediation plans are essential to mitigate and prepare for potential risk in areas where immediate resolution is impossible. For example, if specific issues such as forced labor and/or child labor are found, then a targeted and specific remediation plan should be implemented. You’ll need to have provisions in place that can mitigate risk over time and influence suppliers to improve their practices. Termination of the business relationship should be reserved for when a supplier has refused to commit to improvement after repeated violations. Preparation and remediation are equally essential to LkSG compliance, so make sure your plans are comprehensive enough to endure strict scrutiny.

Grievance process

The LkSG requires companies to establish an internal reporting channel and a process for responding to complaints throughout the supply chain. Similar to the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, the goal of establishing internal reporting channels is to empower and enable individuals, both inside a business and its supply chain, to report potential human rights and environmental violations without fear of retaliation or other consequences. Compliance under both the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive and LkSG is possible if all whistleblowing efforts meet both sets of requirements. The LkSG complaints mechanism must define its procedures in writing, be reviewed on at least an annual basis, and be able to answer the following questions:

  • Who are the target groups? Can they access the complaint channels via different channels?
  • What happens when a complaint is made? Is this process transparent?
  • What are the steps and processes that will ensure confidentiality and data protection?
  • What are the public ways, such as on your website or via targeted distribution of printed materials, your complaints procedures are made available?
     

Due diligence obligations

Your organization must have due diligence processes that help screen direct suppliers for potential risks or violations of environmental and human-rights related obligations. The LkSG mandates the ability to execute your due diligence and screening programs at onboarding of a direct or indirect supplier and throughout your organization’s business relationship with said suppliers.

Conduct automated due diligence checks on all suppliers and build a risk management program with a third-party risk management solution. 

Fines for noncompliance can be as high as €8M ($8.96M USD), or up to 2% of a company’s annual global turnover if it surpasses €400M ($448M USD), depending on the level of infraction. Noncompliance can also earn exclusion from public tenders for up to three years. Beyond the financial incentive to comply with the LkSG, ethical companies simply perform better in the marketplace. Embrace the spirit of the LkSG and see why governments and investors alike have called for stronger corporate ESG programs.

Is your organization prepared for January 1, 2023? Put the proper resources in place before the deadline by downloading our interactive German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act Readiness Checklist.


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An effective COI program will identify and mitigate these organizational risks through effective employee engagement, analysis, and periodic review.

Noshin Khan

November 17, 2022 5 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

The role of disclosures in risk assessment and mitigation

An effective COI program will identify and mitigate these organizational risks through effective employee engagement, analysis, and periodic review.

Noshin Khan

November 17, 2022 5 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Best practices for conducting third-party due diligence for ethics & compliance

In this session, we'll explore the scope of third-party due diligence and best practices, such as industry trends driving greater scrutiny on third parties.

November 16, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Best practices for conducting third-party due diligence for ethics & compliance

In this session, we'll explore the scope of third-party due diligence and best practices, such as industry trends driving greater scrutiny on third parties.

November 16, 2022

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Ethics Program Management

Department of Justice: 2022 updates to corporate compliance guidance

After this year's DOJ updates, corporate compliance officers must update their executive teams and boards of directors on the new approach to enforcement.

Kelly Maxwell

November 08, 2022 8 min read

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Ethics Program Management

Department of Justice: 2022 updates to corporate compliance guidance

After this year's DOJ updates, corporate compliance officers must update their executive teams and boards of directors on the new approach to enforcement.

Kelly Maxwell

November 08, 2022 8 min read

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Webinar

Ethics Program Management

Live demo: Conflicts of interest management webinar

Learn how to develop a holistic disclosure program, how to make it part of your risk assessment, and how to use it to meet regulatory obligations.

November 01, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics Program Management

Live demo: Conflicts of interest management webinar

Learn how to develop a holistic disclosure program, how to make it part of your risk assessment, and how to use it to meet regulatory obligations.

November 01, 2022

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

The CECO’s third party checklist

Use this checklist to ensure that your ethics and compliance program is effectively managing third parties across the entire relationship lifecycle.

October 28, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

The CECO’s third party checklist

Use this checklist to ensure that your ethics and compliance program is effectively managing third parties across the entire relationship lifecycle.

October 28, 2022

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ESG & Sustainability

The CECO’s guide to managing third parties eBook

Download this eBook to learn the six steps in the lifecycle of risk-based third-party due diligence, compliance terms, and conditions, payment terms, etc.

October 27, 2022

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ESG & Sustainability

The CECO’s guide to managing third parties eBook

Download this eBook to learn the six steps in the lifecycle of risk-based third-party due diligence, compliance terms, and conditions, payment terms, etc.

October 27, 2022

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White Paper

Ethics & Compliance

Central vs. local intake and case management under the EU Whistleblowing Directive white paper

Download this white paper to learn the specific intake and case management requirements for local subsidiaries and offices across Europe.

October 25, 2022

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White Paper

Ethics & Compliance

Central vs. local intake and case management under the EU Whistleblowing Directive white paper

Download this white paper to learn the specific intake and case management requirements for local subsidiaries and offices across Europe.

October 25, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Holiday disclosures: Avoid conflicts of interest during gift-giving season 

With the season of holiday parties and corporate gifting around the corner, autumn and winter are jam-packed with potential conflicts of interest. 

Kelly Maxwell

October 18, 2022 5 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Holiday disclosures: Avoid conflicts of interest during gift-giving season 

With the season of holiday parties and corporate gifting around the corner, autumn and winter are jam-packed with potential conflicts of interest. 

Kelly Maxwell

October 18, 2022 5 min read

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Introducing the New OneTrust Brand

The changes to our new OneTrust logo and brand identity represent the next era of our company as the market-defining leader in Trust Intelligence.

Lisa Campbell

October 12, 2022 2 min read

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Introducing the New OneTrust Brand

The changes to our new OneTrust logo and brand identity represent the next era of our company as the market-defining leader in Trust Intelligence.

Lisa Campbell

October 12, 2022 2 min read

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Blog

Ethics & Compliance

Compliance best practices: Presenting to a board of directors

Giving a compliance presentation to the board of directors can be a nerve-wracking experience, but these ten guidelines will set you up for success.

Phillip Winterburn

October 11, 2022 9 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Compliance best practices: Presenting to a board of directors

Giving a compliance presentation to the board of directors can be a nerve-wracking experience, but these ten guidelines will set you up for success.

Phillip Winterburn

October 11, 2022 9 min read

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

The role of disclosures in risk assessment and management

In this webinar, we’ll discuss developing a holistic disclosure program, making it part of your risk assessment, and using it to meet regulatory obligations.

October 04, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

The role of disclosures in risk assessment and management

In this webinar, we’ll discuss developing a holistic disclosure program, making it part of your risk assessment, and using it to meet regulatory obligations.

October 04, 2022

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Third-Party Due Diligence

Triage: The first step for effective third-party due diligence

According to the DOJ’s guidance, it’s necessary to prioritize due diligence, questionnaires, and contracting with the third parties that present highest risk.

Jenna Thomas

September 29, 2022 4 min read

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Third-Party Due Diligence

Triage: The first step for effective third-party due diligence

According to the DOJ’s guidance, it’s necessary to prioritize due diligence, questionnaires, and contracting with the third parties that present highest risk.

Jenna Thomas

September 29, 2022 4 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Compliance program performance metrics: How to measure compliance

Effectively Measuring compliance can prevent reputational damage, protect the bottom line, and potentially avoid costly fines and enforcement action.

Kelly Maxwell

September 07, 2022 7 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Compliance program performance metrics: How to measure compliance

Effectively Measuring compliance can prevent reputational damage, protect the bottom line, and potentially avoid costly fines and enforcement action.

Kelly Maxwell

September 07, 2022 7 min read

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White Paper

Ethics & Compliance

What CCOs need to know about the DOJ compliance certification requirement white paper

Download our white paper to learn how the DOJ’s new policy will empower CCOs, and discover what opportunities this new policy presents for your program.

September 01, 2022

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White Paper

Ethics & Compliance

What CCOs need to know about the DOJ compliance certification requirement white paper

Download our white paper to learn how the DOJ’s new policy will empower CCOs, and discover what opportunities this new policy presents for your program.

September 01, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Whistleblower risk for private companies

Privately-owned companies in the U.S. and Europe are potential targets for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and EU Directive retaliation lawsuits.

August 04, 2022 8 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Whistleblower risk for private companies

Privately-owned companies in the U.S. and Europe are potential targets for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and EU Directive retaliation lawsuits.

August 04, 2022 8 min read

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

How to transform your ethics management program through effective employee engagement

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to develop a successful ethics management program and how to promote trust by developing awareness.

July 28, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

How to transform your ethics management program through effective employee engagement

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to develop a successful ethics management program and how to promote trust by developing awareness.

July 28, 2022

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White Paper

Ethics & Compliance

DOJ’s 2020 update to the evaluation of corporate compliance programs

This white paper explores the 2020 DOJ Compliance Guidance Update and where it takes corporate compliance programs this year and beyond.

July 15, 2022

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White Paper

Ethics & Compliance

DOJ’s 2020 update to the evaluation of corporate compliance programs

This white paper explores the 2020 DOJ Compliance Guidance Update and where it takes corporate compliance programs this year and beyond.

July 15, 2022

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Blog

Third-Party Due Diligence

How to manage and measure third-party risk

To become a trust-based business, protect your brand's reputation, and ensure compliance, you'll need to vet and monitor your third-party relationships. 

Kelly Maxwell

July 10, 2022 6 min read

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Blog

Third-Party Due Diligence

How to manage and measure third-party risk

To become a trust-based business, protect your brand's reputation, and ensure compliance, you'll need to vet and monitor your third-party relationships. 

Kelly Maxwell

July 10, 2022 6 min read

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

DOJ self-assessment checklist

This enhanced DOJ guidance sets out a baseline, or the minimum standards, to demonstrate an effective ethics & compliance (E&C) program.

July 08, 2022

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

DOJ self-assessment checklist

This enhanced DOJ guidance sets out a baseline, or the minimum standards, to demonstrate an effective ethics & compliance (E&C) program.

July 08, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

Conflicts of interest and disclosures

Join this roundtable with your peers and experts in ethics and compliance to discuss how to build a successful conflict of interest management program.

July 08, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Effective policy governance and distribution

Join this roundtable to discuss how to create effective policies, run effective campaigns and report on each policy’s performance and influence. 

July 08, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Effective policy governance and distribution

Join this roundtable to discuss how to create effective policies, run effective campaigns and report on each policy’s performance and influence. 

July 08, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

Conflicts of interest and disclosures

Join this roundtable with your peers and experts in ethics and compliance to discuss how to build a successful conflict of interest management program.

July 08, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Wendy Addison and LeisureNet: A Whistleblower’s story of Retaliation

After blowing the whistle on South Africa's LeisureNet, Wendy Addison lost her job, survived poverty, and spent decades rebuilding her life and career.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

July 07, 2022 7 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Wendy Addison and LeisureNet: A Whistleblower’s story of Retaliation

After blowing the whistle on South Africa's LeisureNet, Wendy Addison lost her job, survived poverty, and spent decades rebuilding her life and career.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

July 07, 2022 7 min read

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

GDPR and the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive webinar

Join this webinar to learn how to review your whistleblowing processes to comply with the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, the GDPR and others.

July 06, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

Hotline reporting under the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive: Unseen consequences, issues & practicalities

While there have been many articles and discussions around the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, several significant issues have largely gone unnoticed. 

July 06, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

A hotline innovation masterclass: communications, awareness & confidentiality

Learn how to effectively train and raise awareness on your hotline and how to share information on the Directive so that your company remains compliant.

July 06, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

Evaluating hotline vendor compliance with the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive

Join us to learn how to choose a hotline vendor, and we also cover the onboarding and implementation process so that you can meet the Directive's deadline.

July 06, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

GDPR and the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive webinar

Join this webinar to learn how to review your whistleblowing processes to comply with the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, the GDPR and others.

July 06, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

A hotline innovation masterclass: communications, awareness & confidentiality

Learn how to effectively train and raise awareness on your hotline and how to share information on the Directive so that your company remains compliant.

July 06, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

Evaluating hotline vendor compliance with the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive

Join us to learn how to choose a hotline vendor, and we also cover the onboarding and implementation process so that you can meet the Directive's deadline.

July 06, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

Hotline reporting under the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive: Unseen consequences, issues & practicalities

While there have been many articles and discussions around the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, several significant issues have largely gone unnoticed. 

July 06, 2022

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Interactive Tool

Ethics & Compliance

Compliance KPIs worksheet interactive tool

Use this worksheet to understand what data you currently have, what you're lacking that may be important, and what certain data points may indicate.

July 05, 2022

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Interactive Tool

Ethics & Compliance

Compliance KPIs worksheet interactive tool

Use this worksheet to understand what data you currently have, what you're lacking that may be important, and what certain data points may indicate.

July 05, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

The EU Whistleblower Directive and GDPR: How to protect whistleblowing data

It’s essential that your organization's whistleblowing processes account for the requirements of both GDPR and the EU Whistleblower Directive.

Jenna Thomas

July 05, 2022 4 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Whistleblower retaliation under the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive: the reverse burden of proof

Learn how to implement anti-retaliation measures, and how to detect retaliation throughout the whistleblowing process using some new and novel techniques.

July 05, 2022

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Webinar

Ethics & Compliance

Whistleblower retaliation under the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive: the reverse burden of proof

Learn how to implement anti-retaliation measures, and how to detect retaliation throughout the whistleblowing process using some new and novel techniques.

July 05, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

The EU Whistleblower Directive and GDPR: How to protect whistleblowing data

It’s essential that your organization's whistleblowing processes account for the requirements of both GDPR and the EU Whistleblower Directive.

Jenna Thomas

July 05, 2022 4 min read

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

14 key requirements to effective conflicts of interest management

Read this eBook to learn the key requirements that are fundamental to building a successful conflict of interest management program.

June 30, 2022

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

Annual compliance program checklist

Download our annual review compliance checklist to evaluate your E&C compliance program, identify key gaps, and prepare for the future.

June 30, 2022

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

14 key requirements to effective conflicts of interest management

Read this eBook to learn the key requirements that are fundamental to building a successful conflict of interest management program.

June 30, 2022

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

Annual compliance program checklist

Download our annual review compliance checklist to evaluate your E&C compliance program, identify key gaps, and prepare for the future.

June 30, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Finding a hotline vendor that will help you comply with the EU Whistleblower Directive

There are 7 key elements that you can use to evaluate potential vendors or measure your current hotline provider to comply with EU Whistleblower Directive.

Jenna Thomas, Content Marketing Manager, Ethics

June 29, 2022 8 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Finding a hotline vendor that will help you comply with the EU Whistleblower Directive

There are 7 key elements that you can use to evaluate potential vendors or measure your current hotline provider to comply with EU Whistleblower Directive.

Jenna Thomas, Content Marketing Manager, Ethics

June 29, 2022 8 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

How to support and protect whistleblowers on World Whistleblower Day and beyond

June 23 marks World Whistleblower Day, highlighting whistleblowers' importance in fighting corruption along with ways to support these brave individuals.

June 22, 2022 7 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

How to support and protect whistleblowers on World Whistleblower Day and beyond

June 23 marks World Whistleblower Day, highlighting whistleblowers' importance in fighting corruption along with ways to support these brave individuals.

June 22, 2022 7 min read

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Webinar

Trust Intelligence

Become a trusted brand: 7 ways to promote your security, privacy, ethics and ESG programs

We discuss key points, such as choosing which certifications count the most to your business and how to save time when answering questionnaires.

June 20, 2022

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Trust Intelligence

Become a trusted brand: 7 ways to promote your security, privacy, ethics and ESG programs

We discuss key points, such as choosing which certifications count the most to your business and how to save time when answering questionnaires.

June 20, 2022

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

Anti-retaliation checklist for compliance programs

Use these 19 questions to take a holistic look at how your program can improve training, investigations, policies, & more to prevent retaliation before it occurs.

June 17, 2022

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

Anti-retaliation checklist for compliance programs

Use these 19 questions to take a holistic look at how your program can improve training, investigations, policies, & more to prevent retaliation before it occurs.

June 17, 2022

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

EU Whistleblower Directive checklist

Assess your company's EU Whistleblower Directive compliance with this interactive checklist. 

June 16, 2022

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Checklist

Ethics & Compliance

EU Whistleblower Directive checklist

Assess your company's EU Whistleblower Directive compliance with this interactive checklist. 

June 16, 2022

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Blog

Ethics & Compliance

The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive: Retaliation and the Reverse burden of proof

Your company likely has an anti-retaliation policy, but is it enough to meet the new requirements within the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive?

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

June 16, 2022 6 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive: Retaliation and the Reverse burden of proof

Your company likely has an anti-retaliation policy, but is it enough to meet the new requirements within the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive?

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

June 16, 2022 6 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Treat your Code of Conduct like a marketing campaign

Thinking like a marketer will help push users to enact certain behaviors and drive engagement to your Code of Conduct and improve compliance.

June 13, 2022 7 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Treat your Code of Conduct like a marketing campaign

Thinking like a marketer will help push users to enact certain behaviors and drive engagement to your Code of Conduct and improve compliance.

June 13, 2022 7 min read

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

Ultimate guide to the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive

Download our free eBook on the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive learn its key requirements, who's protected, and answers to common questions. 

June 07, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Gifts, travel, and entertainment (GT&E) policies

Avoid the pitfalls of a manual GT&E policy and disclosure management process, going on the offensive with OneTrust's fully integrated platform.

Kelly Maxwell

June 07, 2022 6 min read

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

Ultimate guide to the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive

Download our free eBook on the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive learn its key requirements, who's protected, and answers to common questions. 

June 07, 2022

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Blog

Ethics & Compliance

Gifts, travel, and entertainment (GT&E) policies

Avoid the pitfalls of a manual GT&E policy and disclosure management process, going on the offensive with OneTrust's fully integrated platform.

Kelly Maxwell

June 07, 2022 6 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Announcing the OneTrust Ethics & Compliance Cloud

The OneTrust Ethics and Compliance Cloud enables ethics, compliance, HR, and legal teams to unite people, process, and technology.

Philip Winterburn

May 24, 2022 7 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Announcing the OneTrust Ethics & Compliance Cloud

The OneTrust Ethics and Compliance Cloud enables ethics, compliance, HR, and legal teams to unite people, process, and technology.

Philip Winterburn

May 24, 2022 7 min read

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Blog

Speak-Up Program Management

How to outsource your whistleblower hotline

A dedicated whistleblower hotline is a vital tool for increasing organizational trust and strengthening your speak-up culture.

Phillip Winterburn, Principal, Product Marketing and Strategy, Ethics

May 20, 2022 5 min read

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Speak-Up Program Management

How to outsource your whistleblower hotline

A dedicated whistleblower hotline is a vital tool for increasing organizational trust and strengthening your speak-up culture.

Phillip Winterburn, Principal, Product Marketing and Strategy, Ethics

May 20, 2022 5 min read

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Webinar

Privacy & Data Governance

7 ways trusted brands promote their security, privacy, ethics, and ESG programs

Watch this free webinar and learn 7 ways trusted brands promote their security, privacy, ethics, and ESG programs.

May 17, 2022

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Webinar

Privacy & Data Governance

7 ways trusted brands promote their security, privacy, ethics, and ESG programs

Watch this free webinar and learn 7 ways trusted brands promote their security, privacy, ethics, and ESG programs.

May 17, 2022

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

The secret to effective policy management

Download this eBook and discover how a centralized policy management system helps drive compliance and ethics policy effectiveness. 

May 11, 2022

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

The secret to effective policy management

Download this eBook and discover how a centralized policy management system helps drive compliance and ethics policy effectiveness. 

May 11, 2022

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

How to build a speak-up culture

Download this step-by-step guide on building a speak-up culture and improve reporting rates. 

April 25, 2022

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

How to build a speak-up culture

Download this step-by-step guide on building a speak-up culture and improve reporting rates. 

April 25, 2022

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

Quick guide to the EU Whistleblower Directive

Use this guide to learn how the new EU Whistleblower Directive will be enforced, who is subject to it, and how to comply with it.

April 20, 2022

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

Quick guide to the EU Whistleblower Directive

Use this guide to learn how the new EU Whistleblower Directive will be enforced, who is subject to it, and how to comply with it.

April 20, 2022

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Blog

Ethics & Compliance

Adopt these engaging compliance trainings to reinforce company culture and values

Develop an ethics and compliance training program that meets legal requirements and engages your employees, while covering all the essentials.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

April 09, 2022 8 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Adopt these engaging compliance trainings to reinforce company culture and values

Develop an ethics and compliance training program that meets legal requirements and engages your employees, while covering all the essentials.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

April 09, 2022 8 min read

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Infographic

Ethics & Compliance

Infographic: The impact of an effective helpline on speak-up culture

Download this infographic and learn how an effective helpline is key to building a speak-up culture. 

April 08, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Infographic: The impact of an effective helpline on speak-up culture

Download this infographic and learn how an effective helpline is key to building a speak-up culture. 

April 08, 2022

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Blog

Speak-Up Program Management

Effective conflict of interest disclosure management

Are you managing conflict of interest disclosures or COI effectively? Learn how to improve disclosure management and minimize risk with OneTrust.

April 08, 2022 6 min read

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Speak-Up Program Management

Effective conflict of interest disclosure management

Are you managing conflict of interest disclosures or COI effectively? Learn how to improve disclosure management and minimize risk with OneTrust.

April 08, 2022 6 min read

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Interactive Tool

Ethics & Compliance

A simple conflict of interest disclosure form template

Download and customize this conflict of interest disclosure template to begin collecting voluntary disclosures at your organization.

April 05, 2022

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Interactive Tool

Ethics & Compliance

A simple conflict of interest disclosure form template

Download and customize this conflict of interest disclosure template to begin collecting voluntary disclosures at your organization.

April 05, 2022

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Blog

Ethics & Compliance

How a Speak-Up culture can help you mitigate risk

Unpack the strategic value of a speak-up culture, how to improve it, and how it can become your early warning system for challenges.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

March 31, 2022 4 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

How a Speak-Up culture can help you mitigate risk

Unpack the strategic value of a speak-up culture, how to improve it, and how it can become your early warning system for challenges.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

March 31, 2022 4 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

How to measure speak-up culture

Identify areas for improvement and spaces to celebrate successful culture building through quantitative and qualitative measurements.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

March 25, 2022 7 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

How to measure speak-up culture

Identify areas for improvement and spaces to celebrate successful culture building through quantitative and qualitative measurements.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

March 25, 2022 7 min read

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Blog

Ethics & Compliance

How to build a speak-up culture

Increase the number of reports you receive and build a stronger Speak-Up Culture by implementing these strategies and practical initiatives.

Kelly Maxwell

March 15, 2022 7 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

How to build a speak-up culture

Increase the number of reports you receive and build a stronger Speak-Up Culture by implementing these strategies and practical initiatives.

Kelly Maxwell

March 15, 2022 7 min read

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Blog

Third-Party Due Diligence

What is the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act?

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act is designed to enhance risk management throughout the third-party supply chain.

March 14, 2022 5 min read

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Third-Party Due Diligence

What is the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act?

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act is designed to enhance risk management throughout the third-party supply chain.

March 14, 2022 5 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Measuring organizational trust: The What, Why, and How

What is organizational trust, why does it matter, and how do you measure it? Learn more about an ethics-driven approach to trust.

March 11, 2022 4 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Measuring organizational trust: The What, Why, and How

What is organizational trust, why does it matter, and how do you measure it? Learn more about an ethics-driven approach to trust.

March 11, 2022 4 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Trust culture and Organizational behavior

Every day and every interaction becomes another opportunity to showcase your company's commitment to honesty, integrity, and justice.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

March 09, 2022 6 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Trust culture and Organizational behavior

Every day and every interaction becomes another opportunity to showcase your company's commitment to honesty, integrity, and justice.

Kelly Maxwell, Content Marketing Specialist, OneTrust

March 09, 2022 6 min read

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Webinar

Third-Party Due Diligence

7 best practices for conducting third-party due diligence for ethics & compliance

Watch this webinar and learn the seven best practices for third-party due diligence. 

January 03, 2022

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Webinar

Third-Party Due Diligence

7 best practices for conducting third-party due diligence for ethics & compliance

Watch this webinar and learn the seven best practices for third-party due diligence. 

January 03, 2022

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Ethics & Compliance

Improve the reporting experience with preferred language reporting

Convercent by OneTrust announced enhanced global Call Center operations, aiming to have calls handled in a reporter's preferred language.

September 27, 2021 3 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Improve the reporting experience with preferred language reporting

Convercent by OneTrust announced enhanced global Call Center operations, aiming to have calls handled in a reporter's preferred language.

September 27, 2021 3 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Importance of policy and procedure

We all know policies and procedures are important, but they often end up ineffective. Learn how to maximize policies on the OneTrust blog.

September 16, 2021 6 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Importance of policy and procedure

We all know policies and procedures are important, but they often end up ineffective. Learn how to maximize policies on the OneTrust blog.

September 16, 2021 6 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Germany passes new corporate due diligence act

Germany's parliament has passed the German Corporate Due Diligence Act, requiring due diligence in combating human rights violations.

July 14, 2021 3 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Germany passes new corporate due diligence act

Germany's parliament has passed the German Corporate Due Diligence Act, requiring due diligence in combating human rights violations.

July 14, 2021 3 min read

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Webinar

Privacy & Data Governance

Data breach vs. ethics breach: How to prepare for both

In this webinar, we review case studies and tips from recent breaches and analyze which situations qualify as an "ethics breach."

July 07, 2021

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Webinar

Privacy & Data Governance

Data breach vs. ethics breach: How to prepare for both

In this webinar, we review case studies and tips from recent breaches and analyze which situations qualify as an "ethics breach."

July 07, 2021

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Convercent by OneTrust announces third-party risk management solution for Ethics & Compliance

Convercent by OneTrust Third-Party Risk Management for Ethics and Compliance professionals provides a way to identify third-party risk.

June 17, 2021 2 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Convercent by OneTrust announces third-party risk management solution for Ethics & Compliance

Convercent by OneTrust Third-Party Risk Management for Ethics and Compliance professionals provides a way to identify third-party risk.

June 17, 2021 2 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

OneTrust Acquires Ethics and Compliance Leader Convercent

OneTrust acquires ethics and compliance software leader Convercent to help continue to build our Trust Intelligence platform.

April 14, 2021 4 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

OneTrust Acquires Ethics and Compliance Leader Convercent

OneTrust acquires ethics and compliance software leader Convercent to help continue to build our Trust Intelligence platform.

April 14, 2021 4 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Ethics in privacy and security

When your business collects someone's personal information, you take on responsibilities, including trust, security, and ethical responsibility to that individual.

November 09, 2020 5 min read

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Ethics & Compliance

Ethics in privacy and security

When your business collects someone's personal information, you take on responsibilities, including trust, security, and ethical responsibility to that individual.

November 09, 2020 5 min read

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

Creating an effective code of conduct

In this eBook, learn how to create an effective code of conduct with six key steps. 

June 01, 2002

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eBook

Ethics & Compliance

Creating an effective code of conduct

In this eBook, learn how to create an effective code of conduct with six key steps. 

June 01, 2002

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Speak Up Culture Assurance | Solutions | OneTrust

Strengthen your speak-up culture to protect your organization from risk and meet requirements for DOJ Guidelines and regulations like the EU Whistleblower Directive.

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Speak Up Culture Assurance | Solutions | OneTrust

Strengthen your speak-up culture to protect your organization from risk and meet requirements for DOJ Guidelines and regulations like the EU Whistleblower Directive.

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Customer Story

Third-Party Risk

Rochester Regional Health

Learn how Rochester Regional Health creates a patient-centric privacy program with OneTrust third-party risk management solutions. 

3 min read

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Customer Story

Ethics & Compliance

Cinemark

See how Cinemark was able to streamline their data for a greater understanding with OneTrust Helpline & Case Management, part of the Ethics & Compliance Cloud.

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Customer Story

Ethics & Compliance

DISH Network

See how telecommunications company Dish Network optimized and streamlined their compliance operations with the OneTrust Ethics and Compliance Cloud.

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Customer Story

Ethics & Compliance

Lonza

Learn how bioscience company Lonza revamped their data ecosystem and supercharged employee engagement with the OneTrust Trust Intelligence Platform.

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Customer Story

Ethics & Compliance

Cinemark

See how Cinemark was able to streamline their data for a greater understanding with OneTrust Helpline & Case Management, part of the Ethics & Compliance Cloud.

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Customer Story

Third-Party Risk

Rochester Regional Health

Learn how Rochester Regional Health creates a patient-centric privacy program with OneTrust third-party risk management solutions. 

3 min read

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Customer Story

Ethics & Compliance

DISH Network

See how telecommunications company Dish Network optimized and streamlined their compliance operations with the OneTrust Ethics and Compliance Cloud.

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Customer Story

Ethics & Compliance

Lonza

Learn how bioscience company Lonza revamped their data ecosystem and supercharged employee engagement with the OneTrust Trust Intelligence Platform.

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Speak Up Culture Assurance | Solutions | OneTrust

Strengthen your speak-up culture to protect your organization from risk and meet requirements for DOJ Guidelines and regulations like the EU Whistleblower Directive.

Learn more

Speak Up Culture Assurance | Solutions | OneTrust

Strengthen your speak-up culture to protect your organization from risk and meet requirements for DOJ Guidelines and regulations like the EU Whistleblower Directive.

Learn more