Compliance program: Development and Optimization of Compliance Management Systems

Comfield supports companies worldwide in designing compliance management systems to recognize and effectively minimize risks without unnecessarily restricting operational and business-relevant processes.

Development and optimization of compliance management systems
We advise on the development of compliance management systems as well as on the further development and optimisation of existing systems, for example with regard to changing national and international requirements or standards. Special attention is also paid to the design and implementation of effective and legally compliant processes to avoid organisational liabilities.

Risk Analysis
We develop company-specific compliance risk analyses as a starting point and critical element of modern, effective compliance management systems. We also provide support in the design and implementation of the resulting compliance measures.

Training concepts and seminars
We create company-specific training programs for all relevant compliance areas (classroom training, web-based training, e-learning) and support their implementation worldwide. Three aspects are particularly important to us: relevance, practical relevance and acceptance. See also: Operational Compliance.

Policies and Guidelines
We create tailor-made and comprehensible compliance policies and guidelines. We also support internal and external communication within the company.

Whistleblower systems and ombudsman services
We support you in setting up and operating whistleblowing systems, including appropriate case management procedures. We also advise on the selection of suitable channels and technical solutions. Experienced lawyers from Comfield-Legal can also act as independent ombudspersons where requested. See also: Reaction and Investigation.

Business Partner Compliance
We advise on the implementation of effective third-party management and business partner audits and implement the necessary organizational measures. This also includes support in the selection and implementation of IT-supported third-party due diligence processes or the use of background research (integrity due diligence).
See also: Operational Compliance

Certification of Compliance Management Systems
We advise companies on the preparation for and implementation of certifications of compliance management systems according to relevant standards such as IDW PS 980 and ISO 37001.

Compliance Monitorships
We advise on compliance monitorships worldwide, for example in the context of deferred prosecution agreements (DPA) with the US Department of Justice (DoJ). It is particularly important to us that an organisation emerges strengthened from a monitoring process. For companies, for example, we manage the monitor liaison office or coordinate the development and change measures resulting from the monitorship. We support monitors in the execution of the monitorship, including design and execution of audits, testings and interviews or preparation of reports.

Digital Compliance Tools
Digitization offers compliance management systems a multitude of new opportunities for the efficient and effective implementation of measures. We advise companies on identifying possible applications, selecting the right tools and integrating them into existing or emerging compliance systems.

Strengthening Compliance Culture: Integrity Management
A company’s compliance culture is the most important driver for the effective implementation of compliance measures. We advise companies on combining compliance and culture to a holistic integrity management.

Implementation of international requirements for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Corporate social responsibility requirements are becoming increasingly important. We advise companies on how to effectively combine the special features of CSR with compliance work – in the spirit of a modern, holistic integrity management. We also support companies in CSR reporting (CSR Directive, Modern Slavery Act, etc.) and the fulfilment of other legal requirements (e.g. EU Conflict Minerals Regulation).