September / 2019
Currently, there has been a lot of talk about compliance, a term that comes from English, derived from the verb “to comply”, generally understood as being in conformity with rules – whether they’re legal or not. In Brazil, compliance gained strength especially since the enactment of Law n. 12.846/13 – popularly called Anti-Corruption Law – and Decree n. 8.420/15, responsible for formally incorporating it into the Brazilian legal system.
As compliance is a very popular mechanism these days, there are several ways to address it. Precisely because it is a very broad concept that has many variables – legal, commercial, accounting, tax and many others – there is plenty of room for customization and dynamism, which renders it possible to create various types of compliance "programs", seeking to meet different needs in different companies.
Such programs can, for example, contain points such as:
Therefore, what are the benefits of having a compliance program in a company when considering its possible implementation’s obstacles and difficulties?
Among its many benefits, it is possible to mention:
The benefits of compliance programs are intrinsically linked to its depth and scope, which are defined according to the company's interests. In this sense, there are situations in which the company only wants to have a formal compliance program, aiming to achieve a specific objective; just as there are realities in which the company really wants to make a change in its culture in order to apply ethical principles and ensure conformity in all its endeavors.
Regardless of the reasons behind the interest in a compliance program, it is important that the company has at its disposal a range of different options, modules and paths to follow, adopting a program that fully suits their needs and wishes.
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