Reducing Regulatory Risks & Achieving Third-Party Compliance in Mining

Multi-million dollar fines, bad publicity, even jail time for executives—mining companies have a lot at risk in the area of regulatory compliance. In Ernst & Young’s report Business risks facing metals and mining 2016-2017, two of the top ten trends relate to transparency and compliance. Government are cracking down on corruption, and NGO’s and journalists are fueling social movements expressing concern over workplace safety and ethical sourcing.

One area deserves attention from mining and metals companies: third-party compliance.

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Topics: FCPA, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Mining, third party risk management, Responsible Sourcing, Conflict Minerals

The new Aravo corporate site is live

Today we launched our new Aravo corporate website. It’s mobile ready, and designed to make it more intuitive for you to navigate and find the information you need to fuel your third party risk management technology decisions.  We hope you like it.

You can explore the range of industries we support (our clients include top 5 companies across most industry verticals), learn about the challenges that companies face when it comes to managing third party risk at scale, and discover the business benefits we deliver with our unique combination of technology and domain expertise.

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Topics: Anti-bribery & Anti-corruption, grc, third party risk management, Data Security & Privacy, Responsible Sourcing, Resources, Registration & Qualification, website

Global 2000 Companies Face Increasing Regulatory Burdens and Complexity

Regulatory burdens are increasing for Global 2000 companies. More regulations are passed every year, requiring companies to meet an ever-rising standard for self-monitoring and near-faultless business practices. In manufacturing alone, the U.S. federal government passed over 2,300 new regulations between 1981 and 2013. Over 270 of these regulations are classified as “major,” meaning they are expected to have an effect of $100 million or more on the economy.

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Topics: grc, regulations

Beyond Dodd-Frank: Reducing Regulatory Risks and Achieving Third-Party Compliance in Financial Institutions

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 might garner the most headlines, but it is hardly the only federal regulation deserving the attention of U.S. banks.

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Working for a Purpose in the GRC Market

Today it was announced that I’m joining Aravo Solutions as Chief Marketing Officer. I’m delighted to be joining such a dedicated team—a team that cares about their customers and about the wider causes they are supporting through Aravo’s industry-leading technology and services.

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Topics: grc

Enabling 360 Degree Insight and Control of Third Party Relationships

The modern organization is a complex web of relationships and interactions that span traditional business boundaries. Over half of the organization’s ‘insiders’ are no longer traditional employees, but rather third parties: suppliers, vendors, service providers, consultants, etc.  Complexity grows as these interconnected relationships, processes, and systems nest themselves in layers of subcontracting.

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Topics: risk and compliance, third party relationships

FCPA Third-Party Risk and Compliance for Pharmaceutical Companies

Around the world, governments are getting stricter about enforcing anti-bribery and anti-corruption regulations such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Anti-Bribery Act, and other national laws modelled on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. These regulations forbid bribery and corruption by companies and their third-party partners, including resellers, distributors, and marketing agencies.

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Topics: Pharma, FCPA, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption