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Compliance standards and regulations are complex and constantly changing. Standards and rules made by international organizations and sanctioning bodies define the framework in which companies have to operate.

FCPA

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), enacted in 1977, generally prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. The FCPA can apply to prohibited conduct anywhere in the world and extends to publicly traded companies and their officers, directors, employees, stockholders, and agents. Agents can include third party agents, consultants, distributors, joint-venture partners, and others.

OECD

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes legally binding standards to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions and provides for a host of related measures that make this effective. It is the first and only international anti-corruption instrument focused on the ‘supply side’ of the bribery transaction.

UK Bribery Act

The United Kingdom (UK) Bribery Act of 2010. An Act to make provision about offences relating to bribery; and for connected purposes. Allowing penalties of an individual or a company with any link to the United Kingdom no matter where the crime occurred.

Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

In partnership with state governments, tribal governments and other federal agencies, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to assure compliance with the nation's environmental laws to help protect public health and the environment.

UK Environmental Protection Act

Environmental Protection Act 1990. An Act to make provision for the improved control of pollution arising from certain industrial and other processes.

OSHA

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (USA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been created to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards.

HASAWA

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (UK) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

ILO Conventions

International labor standards are legal instruments drawn up by the United Nations International Labor Organization's constituents (governments, employers and workers) and setting out basic principles and rights at work. They are either conventions, which are legally binding international treaties that may be ratified by member states, or recommendations, which serve as non-binding guidelines.

UK Modern Slavery Act

Modern Slavery Act (2015). An Act to make provision about slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labor and about human trafficking, including provision for the protection of victims.

EU-Guideline 2014/95/EU

Directive 2014/95/EU should enhance the consistency and comparability of non-financial information relating to environmental matters, social and employee-related matters, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery matters. It should include where relevant and proportionate supply and subcontracting chains.

OFAC

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) (USA) administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

AMLD IV (EU)

AMLD IV (EU) is the European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directive that further reinforces EU rules on anti-money laundering to counter terrorist financing and increase transparency about who really owns companies and trusts. The EU has set up strong rules to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, to prevent the EU financial system from being misused for these purposes.

Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 (USA)

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act (USA) requires persons to disclose annually whether any conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of a product of the person, as defined in the provision, originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country and, if so, to provide a report describing, among other matters, the measures taken to exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of those minerals, which must include an independent private sector audit of the report that is certified by the person filing the report.

EU Legislation in work (Conflict Minerals)

On 22 November 2016, the presidency of the Council and the European Parliament reached an informal deal on a regulation to stop the financing of armed groups through trade in conflict minerals. This regulation aims to encourage EU companies to source tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold responsibly. These minerals are widely used in everyday products including mobile phones, cars and jewelry.

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has direct responsibility for enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness. By reducing costs for industry and enforcing trade laws against counterfeit, unsafe, and fraudulently entered goods, CBP is working to enable legitimate trade, contribute to American economic prosperity, and protect against risks to public health and safety.

Financial Anti-Terrorism Act

"International Money Laundering Abatement and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act of 2001 (USA). Amends criminal law to include foreign corruption offenses as money laundering crimes. Establishes Federal jurisdiction over: foreign money launderers (including their assets held in the United States); and money that is laundered through a foreign bank (...)"

EU Framework Decision on Terrorism

Measures to criminalize offences of public provocation, recruitment and training to terrorism. Adopted in most EU countries. The decisions define terrorist offences, as well as offences related to terrorist groups or offences linked to terrorist activities, and set down the rules for transposition in EU countries.

UK Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (UK) contains powers to help the UK respond to the threat of terrorism. The act will disrupt the ability of people to travel abroad to engage in terrorist activity and then return to the UK, enhance the ability of operational agencies to monitor and control the actions of those who pose a threat and combat the underlying ideology that feeds, supports and sanctions terrorism.

SOX

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (USA) is an act to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws, and for other purposes.

Various National Data Protection Legislation

Various National Data Protection Legislations, e.g. UK Data Protection Act, it controls how personal information is used by organizations, businesses or the government. Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’.

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International Standards

There are multiple international organizations setting standards
across various compliance topics.

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