As well as promoting ethical behavior, GEC prevents and detects misconduct or non-compliance with laws or regulations, through effective compliance systems.
To deliver its mandate, GEC provides oversight, written guidance, subject matter expertise, strategic advice and other ad hoc support. GEC does this through two organisational routes:
Global Ethics and Compliance Business Partners, who are aligned to each business unit. Their role is to proactively partner with senior leaders to drive a values and compliance-based culture and improve risk identification and management practices;
Global Ethics and Compliance Centres of Excellence that deliver specialist expertise, efficiency, consistency and continuous improvement within the areas of Corporate Security, Strategy, Planning & Operations, the Global Risk Office and Investigations.