A constantly growing number of provisions, significant risks of detection and serious risks of sanction are the main reasons why non-compliance has become one of the greatest risk factors in companies.
The increasingly international orientation of companies, extensive regulatory requirements in the national area as well as the rising expectations of major industrial clients ensure a continuously growing density of provisions and increase the risk of breaches of the rules. At the same time, the risk of misconduct being detected has risen significantly during recent years. The reasons for this are, among other things, the fact that principal witness regulations and whistle-blower systems have proved highly efficient and the investigating authorities use modern and effective techniques.
The sanctioning of breaches of the rules is, both for companies and for the persons acting in this context, associated with enormous economic risks. Managing directors, members of executive boards and of supervisory boards are increasingly being held personally liable. The reason for this is, among other things, that the statutory requirements in connection with the set-up of compliance systems are being more strictly interpreted.
Our PKF compliance specialists will advise you on the setting-up and implementation of a functioning compliance management system aiming at ensuring more legal certainty and minimising business and liability risks. With viable compliance management you will, moreover, achieve higher acceptance on the part of business partners and present yourself as a fair partner in competition. The regular analysis of the business environment from an economic, ecological and company-law point of view and the corresponding orientation do after all contribute decisively to your sustainable corporate success.