Occupational Safety, Compliance, Digitalization, Crisis management

Legal Compliance in a global crisis

How companies keep up with regulatory changes during the COVID-19 pandemic

14 minutes

In a global crisis such as the Corona pandemic, companies face many challenges ranging from the implementation of infection control measures to remote work and mental stress. While changes in legislation are usually announced with sufficient time ahead, during a crisis regulatory changes can occur suddenly and on a weekly or even daily basis. When a company operates globally, the internationally varying changes can quickly become overwhelming and difficult to manage. Staying compliant during a global crisis is therefore a difficult balancing act.

Gabriela Troncoso Alarcón who is an Expert Support Services Manager at Enhesa, the leading global regulatory content provider, shares valuable insights on which challenges multinational companies might face in a crisis, how they can keep up to date with the latest EHS developments, and how they find their way through the maze of rules and regulations. She also addresses legal risks and issues which might arise after a crisis when a company goes back to “normal operation”. In the four part video series you also learn why a mature compliance strategy is essential—not only in times of a crisis—and which digital tools can support you in staying compliant at any time.

In part one of the video interview you learn:

  • Which general challenges and concerns regarding compliance companies face during COVID-19.

  • Why it is important to keep up with the high frequency of regulatory changes and the differences in each country or region.

  • Why a global compliance strategy is key during a global crisis.

Part two addresses:

  • Which issues and risks might arise when companies get back to “normal operation”.

  • Which basic safety measures need to be in place and are the minimum requirements for most countries or regions.

  • Why companies need to review their risk assessments with regard to COVID-19.

Part three of the video series explains:

  • How an organized compliance management system can help you keeping up with frequent changes.

  • Which tools can equip companies to stay legally compliant—not only in a crisis.

  • Why a complete reporting of legal actions is beneficial.

Part four provides an estimation on:

  • Which changes might arise in the coming months.

  • How the working environment might change in the long run.

Learn more about how Quentic and Enhesa can help stay legally compliant – no matter what the circumstances.

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