ICC has received the 2019 Compliance and Ethics Award, bestowed by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) for the past 15 years in recognition of those who have made a significant contribution in the field of compliance and ethics.
The award recognises ICC work in promoting free and competitive markets globally – including engagement with businesses and antitrust agencies around the world to integrate ethics and compliance considerations into business operations.
John W. H. Denton AO, ICC Secretary General, and Chris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General both thanked the SCCE for the honour.
Mr Denton said: “ICC will continue to use the full extent of its resources to lead for the long term and mobilise private sector leaders to meet the calls of stakeholders, governments and the public for a more inclusive and responsible economy.”
Anne Riley, Chair of the ICC Task Force on Antitrust Compliance and Advocacy and a Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Competition accepted the SCCE Award on behalf of ICC at the Compliance and Ethics Institute in Maryland, United States, on 16 September 2019.
Gerry Zack, CEO of SCCE and the Health Care Compliance Association, congratulated the winners of the awards saying:
“Each year these awards help us to honour those who make significant contributions to the compliance and ethics profession. These contributions often go unrecognised, so this gives us an opportunity to celebrate our peers and the progress we have made in this area.”
ICC works to accelerate progress in the field of compliance and ethics and has progressively broadened its scope of support to businesses in this regard.
Through roundtables and the ICC Task Force on Antitrust Compliance and Advocacy, ICC convenes a broad spectrum of stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors, with a view to establishing practical initiatives that would benefit its members and wider society.
To further promote the importance of ethical business, ICC produced the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit in 2013 followed by the Antitrust Compliance Toolkit for SMEs in 2015 as a simplified version for small business.
A UN Observer with a global presence and representing 45 million companies, ICC is uniquely positioned to feed positions into government and intergovernmental level discussions for greater visibility and action. Such efforts led to the formation, in the United Kingdom, of the Compliance Officers Network – an expert platform for information sharing and focused discussions around priorities such as sustainability, ethical conduct and compliance. The Network empowers compliance officers to implement controls and procedures within their respective corporations to further the compliance and ethics agendas in the business sector and in global supply chains.