The competitiveness and success of an organisation are increasingly characterised by the extent to which it has been able to anticipate the possible demands and expectations of the market and to promptly implement new legislative constraints introduced in the countries of reference.
Corporate compliance can be defined as a set of organised, planned and controlled activities aimed at preventing the risk of non-compliance of corporate activities with the rules (laws, regulations, procedures, codes of conduct, etc.). In spite of the considerable importance of this issue, also in the banking sector, recent studies have highlighted how the absence of a specific “compliance” function within companies is frequent and, even where it exists, it often does not have an independent budget for the planning and management of its interventions.
AISCRIS has been particularly involved in spreading the culture of compliance, especially with reference to the provisions of:
– Lgs. 231/01 “Discipline of the administrative responsibility of legal persons”.
– Lgs. 196/03 “Code for the protection of personal data” cd. Privacy Code.
AISCRIS has also set up a Working Group dedicated to compliance and certification of professionalism, to enrich the knowledge of the new requirements through thematic meetings in which members can provide a critical contribution of instrumental and methodological solutions to be adopted in particular by SMEs.
The Working Group aims to facilitate the dissemination of:
- new standards deriving from legislative and voluntary constraints with a view to implementing corporate objectives that include at least: compliance of products/services with legislative constraints, qualitative aspects of products and/or services, economic, environmental, energy and social sustainability;
- new professional profiles through the definition of regulatory schemes for greater enhancement of specific skills, such as the figure of the LCA/EPD expert who can now be certified.