Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers help lead companies’ ethical culture and have an active role in identifying, managing and reducing ethics and compliance risks that affect the retail industry and its vast scope of transactions, customers, employees, locations, products and modes of media. RILA's Compliance Council is composed of members’ chief ethics and compliance officers and the business and legal executives that have primary responsibility for oversight of their companies’ ethics and compliance programs. Led by a leadership team made up of RILA members, the Compliance Council provides an opportunity for members to engage at an executive level on strategic issues related to the development implementation, management, and oversight of robust and effective retail corporate compliance programs. Compliance Council activities include in-person meetings, educational webinars, member case studies, and benchmarking surveys. These activities enable members to identify emerging issues and risks and share information and leading practices. Recent topics include:
- Communicating Company Goals and Culture of Ethics and Compliance
- Effective Ethics and Compliance Training Across Complex Retail Operations
- Incorporating Technology to Streamline Processes and Increase Program Effectiveness
- Investigation Strategies
- Partnering with Internal Business Partners to Optimize Value of Compliance Function
- Ethics and Compliance Program Metrics
- Board Reporting and Training
For more information on RILA's Compliance Council, contact Kathleen McGuigan, Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at email@example.com.
Appropriate Corporate Governance to Managing Legal Risks
RILA & Morgan Lewis Webinar on identifying and managing legal risks through corporate governance structures and processes.
Board Oversight Over ESG Issues and Disclosures
Vinson & Elkins LLP on Board Oversight Over ESG Issues and Disclosures. (Oct. 2021)
Complying with Pay Transparency & Pay Equity Requirements
Presentation by Barry Miller, Partner, Seyfarth on Complying with Rapidly Expanding Pay Transparency & Pay Equity Requirements
Current ESG and Climate Disclosure Landscape
Webinar presentation by Austen Jensen, RILA and Catherine Clarkin, Sullivan and Cromwell on the Current ESG and Climate Disclosure Landscape
Developing Effective Supplier Codes of Conduct
UL presentation to RILA communities on leading practices and key points to consider when developing robust and effective Supplier Codes of Conduct.
Discussion and Benchmarking Call on impacts of COVID-19
Presentation slides from the joint RILA, Deloitte, and Walmart call discussing impacts of COVID-19. (Members-only. Please log-in to access).
DOJ Compliance Program Guidance
Recording of the Compliance Council Webinar on DOJ Compliance Program Guidance with Michael Diamant, Partner, Gibson Dunn
Lithium Battery Transport: Carrier Perspective
UL leads a panel discussion with American Airlines and UPS on lithium battery safety and how carriers are responding to the challenges.
OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing ETS
RILA Webinar Presentation with Eric Conn, Conn Maciel Carey LLP on OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETC).
The 2020 Election: What Comes Next?
John Cruden of Beveridge & Diamond explores how the 2020 election outcome may affect retail environmental compliance programs.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Generator EPA Identification
Topics: Generator renotification requirements/strategies, changes to Fed notification forms, & leading practices to help maintain generator status.
Third Party Risk Management Webinar
Daniel Click, Greg Matthews & Mitushi Pitti from KPMG shared findings from KPMG's Global Third Party Risk Management Outlook 2020 Report Survey
DOJ Guidance to Establish Effective Compliance Programs
RILA Compliance Council Presentation by Morgan Lewis on Using Recent DOJ Guidance to Establish Robust & Effective Compliance Programs
Validating ESG Disclosure Data
Presentation by Hugh Cherne, Associate Director, Best Buy & Ty Colman, Chief Operating Officer, Optera, on Validating ESG Disclosure Data.
RILA Strategy on Pending FTC Matters
- By [Deborah White, Michael Hanson]
2022 Proxy Season ESG Lookback
Retailers Urge Court to Vacate Tariffs in Ongoing Litigation
- By [Kathleen McGuigan, Blake Harden]
USTR’s Patently Insufficient Response to Tariff Comments
- By [Deborah White, Kathleen McGuigan]
RILA, FMI Launch Sustainable Packaging Clearinghouse
- By [Kaela Martins, Molly Auten]
ESG Focus for Retail Leaders at Annual Meeting
- By [Erin Hiatt, Moni Adeyi]