There are at least 8 essential components of compliance risk management programs. Risk management aims to reduce the likelihood that an organization will not achieve its goals and objectives. Compliance is the obligation to adhere to laws, regulations, contract terms, internal policies, and other requirements. Compliance risk management refers to the organizational procedures, processes and culture that reduce the likelihood of non-compliance.
Organizations at risk of anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) violations should implement risk-based ABAC compliance programs.
On December 17th, 2018, Quebec’s Superior Court of Justice sentenced Yanaï Elbaz, a former senior manager of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), to a three-year prison term for his involvement in a bribery scheme in which SNC-Lavalin secured a $1.3 billion contract to build MUHC.