Astellas Promotes Catherine Wertjes to Head of Ethics & Compliance

Catherine Levitt Named Vice President, Legal, Astellas US
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas today announced the promotion of Catherine Wertjes to Head of Ethics & Compliance, with responsibility for ethics and compliance, anti-bribery and anti-corruption initiatives worldwide, effective April 1, 2016. She will be based at Astellas' headquarters for the Americas in Northbrook, Illinois and report to Yoshirou Miyokawa, Chief Compliance Officer.

Antea Group Case Study: EHS Regulatory Compliance Audits for a Global Automotive Supplier


Antea Group, along with our global Inogen partners, was requested to provide environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance audits of a major automotive supplier's manufacturing facilities in South America (7 facilities) and Asia (3 facilities). Antea Group led the organization of the audit protocols, schedule and expectations from North America for the Inogen partners to execute. This structure allowed for quality, control and consistency across the global audit team. 

Spotlight on Antea Group Senior Project Manager Alizabeth Aramowicz Smith

Every month we take a closer look at one of our practitioners--their background, what they love about their work, and what makes them tick.

Let's take a closer look at some of Antea group's most valuable resources--its people! Next up is Operational Performance and Assurance practitioner Alizabeth Aramowicz Smith out of the Cleveland office. Alizabeth tells us about her work creating global teams, a project with the US military, and the fictional character she'd most like to work with.

Read more on the Antea Group blog.

NGO Recommends Going Beyond Conflict Minerals Compliance


NGO rankings/ratings, regardless of the subject matter, always heighten program manager’s and even board room senses. Will the work that I, as the program manager, did for my company to comply be represented well? Will the level of compliance we, as the board room, decided to have, be enough for the NGO?

2015 AIAG IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference

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September 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Join AIAG for the 12th annual IMDS Conference!  This must attend event for those in the auto industry takes place over 1 ½ days and features many important topics in IMDS and Legislation.  A casual reception to connect with industry leaders and peers at the end of day one is also included.

Don’t miss out, register now!

Bloomberg LP: Enterprising Women: The Strategic Argument for Diversity

With risk and compliance growing more technical, the key challenge firms face is attracting a diverse talent pool.

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With risk and compliance growing more technical, the key challenge firms face is attracting a diverse talent pool.

Register for the September 10 CLE Accredited Webcast, Embedding a Culture of Compliance: Leading Insights from General Electric and Dell

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September 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Billion dollar fines, prosecutions, scandals, shareholder suits and whistleblower complaints involving corporations are on the rise worldwide.

Frequently these include key executives accused of misconduct or turning a blind eye to malfeasance. In the face of these challenges, how do best in class companies guard their reputations and manage risk in their Ethics & Compliance programs?

Corporations in India Struggle to Comply with CSR Law - The Minute

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Large businesses in India are struggling to deal with the Companies Act 2013 that requires corporates to set aside two percent of their average net profits earned over the previous three years for corporate social responsibility initiatives. The Act applies to companies that meet a defined benchmark of net worth, turnover, or profits.

From a Similar Foundation, Many Solutions to Managing Compliance


When environment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability leaders met at NAEM’s conference in Atlanta last month to benchmark their compliance programs, one takeaway was clear: there’s no ‘right’ way to manage compliance.


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