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Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation
Say What You Do, and Do What You Say: The Importance of Accuracy & Process in Environmental Disclosures & Performance Reporting
Regulated companies continue to face ever-increasing pressures FOR --- more transparency, reporting, certifications and disclosures on a variety of topics ‹ FROM a variety of stakeholders (including regulators, shareholders, and customers). As the bar continues to be raised, corporate counsel must work with a diverse range of internal departments or functions (including taking direction from the Board and senior leadership) to balance the goals of adding value and protecting the company‰s competitive edge while avoiding the reputational and legal risks arising from inadvertent disclosures or false statements. This program, presented by former federal prosecutor Peter Anderson, offers practical tips for managing these issues in the US as they relate to: 1) environmental and sustainability attributes of their products and operations; 2) self-disclosure and voluntary reporting protocols; and 3) third-party certifications. Peter C. Anderson, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, Leader of the Firm‰s White Collar & Compliance Group. Peter is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and is Board-Certified in Corporate Compliance (CCEP) by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM GMT
Recent Committee-Developed Resources
Jul 2014 Top TenSponsored by Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
In light of this diversified landscape of plaintiffs and media, defendants should consider the following key questions when sued under RCRA's citizen suit provisions.
Jun 2014 Form & Policy Download docSponsored by Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
A checklist focused on the 'swords' and 'shields' of corporate environmental crimes.
Jun 2014 Form & Policy Download pdfSponsored by Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
This list includes key points to consider when preparing for and managing an OSHA inspection.