Optimising compliance: Integrity Compass from digital spirit helps companies measure their progress
- Published: 27 April 2016
For a long time, compliance officers have had to make difficult decisions regarding their compliance management systems (CMS) based on unreliable information with little evidence. Uncovering efficacy shortcomings in the CMS was no easy task. digital spirit has now remedied this situation with a web-based collection and evaluation method: Integrity Compass.
“This is a tool that companies can use to verify the success of their compliance measures,” says Dr Jörg Viebranz, Compliance Partner at digital spirit. “It provides compliance officers with quantitative statements about the knowledge, acceptance, awareness and implementation of compliance among company employees and managers. This makes it possible to identify further potential for optimisation. When used regularly, it allows compliance officers to document their success to internal and external interest groups,” says Viebranz.
Compliance experts at digital spirit GmbH developed Integrity Compass in collaboration with the Centre for Business Compliance & Integrity (CBCI) at the Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG). It uses a pool of over 100 scientifically developed questions to provide compliance officers with a reliable basis of data. The tool uses the answers provided by employees questioned to calculate a score for the different areas of a CMS and simultaneously offers a benchmark between participating companies.
Integrity Compass is suitable for companies with an established compliance programme that need a method of continuously improving and managing success. It is also designed for companies that have recently launched their programme and need a method to benchmark progress against their initial score.
Further information can be found at: Integrity Compass