Latin America

Multinational companies and local organizations share the approaches they’re taking to solve compliance challenges in a dynamic region.

Headwinds Fighting Corruption in Latin America

By |2020-07-20T14:38:57+00:00July 14th, 2020|Latin America, Legal and Regulatory|

In today’s environment of emergency government spending and programs, flexibilization of procurement processes and controls, and the sudden and unrehearsed shift to mass remote working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of fraud and corruption has increased substantially across Latin America. Unfortunately, this situation coincides with troubling anti-corruption enforcement trends in the ...

Constellation Brands: Comparing Mexican & US Law

By |2020-07-20T22:44:56+00:00April 15th, 2020|Latin America, Legal and Regulatory|

Eduardo Vargas-Garcia, Ethics & Compliance Director, Constellation Brands In 2016, Mexico passed a law to create the National Anticorruption System (NAS). Rather than an entity, the NAS is an organized set of regulations that coordinate several government entities and agencies to enhance anti-corruption controls. One key piece of this set of regulations ...

Uber: Trends Create Uncertainty for Compliance

By |2020-07-20T23:26:19+00:00April 15th, 2020|Compliance and Ethics, Latin America|

Carlos Garcia Jiménez, Director of Ethics & Compliance for Latin America, UBER Currently Latin America is experiencing several social movements with group demonstrations in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Their demands go from respect for human rights, claiming protection for civil society, enforcement of the rule of law, health ...

3M LatAm: Channel Partner Due Diligence

By |2020-07-20T23:15:25+00:00April 15th, 2020|Latin America, Value Chain and Third Party|

Roberta Kanawaty Paoloni, Ethics & Compliance Lead Counsel, US & Canada, 3M If you work with ethics and compliance, I am pretty sure the topic of “third party due diligence appeared in  your email inbox at least once this week, either because you received an email offering services to conduct due diligence, ...

AT&T: Third Party Standards & Audits

By |2020-04-15T22:39:58+00:00April 15th, 2020|Latin America, Value Chain and Third Party|

Raphael V. Estrada, AVP of Compliance, AT&T Mexico In 2017, on a rainy summer afternoon in Mexico City, news breaks on the radio, about Odebrecht—a Brazilian construction company that could be linked to Mexico’s president and entourage in the financing of his campaign back in 2011. The report also mentions the involvement of former ...

Highs and Lows of LatAm Compliance

By |2020-04-15T22:39:06+00:00April 15th, 2020|Compliance and Ethics, Latin America|

Leslie Benton, Vice President, Ethisphere At Ethisphere we are fortunate to work with companies around the world to assess and improve anti-corruption programs. As a result, we have a robust data set that tells us where companies have strong controls in place and where improvements should be made.Although there are some regional differences in ...

Grupo Bimbo: Maintaining Culture Amid Growth

By |2020-04-15T22:37:37+00:00April 15th, 2020|Compliance and Ethics, Latin America|

Ignacio Stepancic, Chief Compliance Officer, Grupo Bimbo When it was founded 74 years ago, Grupo Bimbo began as a family owned company, but it would go on to revolutionize the baking industry in Mexico. From day one, acting with ethics and integrity has always been part of the company’s philosophy and its only way ...

World’s Most Ethical Companies: SERTECPET

By |2020-04-08T16:06:02+00:00April 8th, 2020|Latin America, Value Chain and Third Party, World's Most Ethical Companies Insights|

Eduardo Lopez Chairman & CEO SERTECPET The World’s Most Ethical Companies is truly a global collection of exemplary organizations. While many of the honorees are multinationals based in the United States, there is a significant and growing portion of the list from other regions of the world. SERTECPET, an Ecuadorean energy company and first-time ...

Dell Technologies: Partnering with Ethisphere for Integrity

By |2020-06-04T22:34:17+00:00January 15th, 2020|Latin America|

Henrique Barcelos works in the family business, a technology solution provider called LTA-RH based out of the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Many members of Henrique’s family play a role in its operations, and the company sells almost exclusively to the public sector in a country recently notorious for corruption investigations. While it ...

Commit to Community: Peñoles Succeeds by Building Up Mexico

By |2020-01-01T00:12:43+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Latin America, Risk and Reputation, Sustainability|

Industrias Peñoles, a Mexican mining company, hasn’t survived for 131 years without forging deep ties to Mexico and its communities, and nobody is more acutely aware of that fact than Director General S. Fernando Alanís Ortega, who took the time to talk with Ethisphere Magazine about how his company thinks about its stakeholders and ...

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