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Ethics and Compliance Essentials

This Ethics and Compliance training course provides an overview of the economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including their key provisions and targets. It explains practical applications of the OFAC regulations, the penalties for noncompliance and how to recognize potential problems and avoid violations.

Geography Covered: Global | Duration: 35 minutes


Reinforcing ethical principles and educating employees about compliance with the law are ongoing and important responsibilities. An organization is only as ethical and compliant as its officers, managers and employees. Ethics and compliance training is helpful for encouraging appropriate behavior, setting expectations, demonstrating the organization's commitment, and informing employees of laws or regulatory principles that may not be common knowledge.

Integrity and scruples not only keep us out of court and out of prison, but they are good for business. One study found that companies making "an explicit commitment to doing business ethically" have produced profit/turnover ratios at 18% higher than those without a similar commitment. Conversely, a bad reputation can ruin a business  – ethics and compliance training is how an organization can avoid that.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Fair dealing
  • Preventing discrimination and harassment
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Business courtesies
  • Information security
  • Business records
  • Protecting company assets
  • Health, safety and the environment
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Workplace violence
  • Political activity
  • Insider trading
  • Fair disclosure
  • Anti-competitive conduct
  • Bribery and kickbacks
  • Reporting ethics violations

About our courses

Like with all our courses, the Ethics and Compliance training courses are written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and helps you build a culture of integrity and compliance.

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