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Supply chain compliance at SCCE’s 2019 Compliance and Ethics Institute: Your key takeaways

SCCE’s 2019 Compliance and Ethics Institute took place in National Harbor, Maryland, bringing together more than 1,400 compliance and ethics professionals for five days of informative sessions, networking and exhibits. The sessions covered a variety of important topics, including third-party due diligence, trade compliance, automation and risk assessment, the ins and outs of government contracting, establishing ethical compliance programs, and data privacy and cybersecurity.

Dr. Kurt Michels, chief compliance officer at Volkswagen Group, spoke on the cultural transformation underway at Volkswagen, following years of litigation and recrimination over the emissions scandal. Michael Horowitz, Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Justice, spoke about maintaining independence and integrity while investigating both high- and low-profile cases. Gerry Zack, CEO of SCCE, interviewed Olga Pontes, chief compliance officer at Odebrecht S.A. on the company’s recovery from scandal.

Based upon the many conversations that took place, we gathered some of the most important takeaways for our readers.

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