As 2012 came to a close, one of the world’s largest retailers was faced with employees threatening to expose the unethical and illegal activities of the organization. Headlines last week highlighted a Taiwanese manufacturing giant who is currently being investigated for allegedly accepting illegal payments from its supply chain partners.

As retail and consumer organizations face increased regulatory scrutiny, and in light of the increasing frequency of incidents and allegations, the need to establish an effective ethics and corporate compliance program has become a top priority, especially as organizations expand into new high-risk markets. There is a need for centralized and integrated ethics and corporate compliance programs that are risk based, facilitating collaboration across multiple stakeholders, providing flexibility to accommodate both local and global regulatory requirements, and fostering a culture of ethical conduct across the organization.

In this discussion, Wilma Wallace, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at GAP Inc., will join Keri Dawson, Vice President, ComplianceOnline Advisory Services at MetricStream, to share best practices in managing and maintaining an effective ethics and corporate compliance program that drives business value for global retail and consumer organizations. The speakers will focus their discussion on:

  • Defining and managing the scope and objectives of corporate compliance programs
  • Designing effective corporate compliance programs that are risk-based
  • Establishing centralized and integrated corporate compliance programs to enable collaboration between teams
  • Implementing policies and providing training to employees on corporate ethics and compliance

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This webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 11:00 am Eastern Time. To register for this event, and to learn more about this webinar and speakers, please click here.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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