RPM’s Compliance team hosted their Annual Meeting virtually on April 19-20, with over 250 attendees from many RPM businesses with attendees from Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America.
This year’s meeting focused on functional area topics with day one centering on our Human Resources teams and day two designed with our Finance, Sales, and IT departments in mind.
- The meeting included sessions on Third Party Risk - Knowing your Customer, Data Privacy and Cyber Security, Competition Law, Revenue Recognition - Fraud Risks, and HR Hot Topics.
- Day one included a workshop on Investigations in the Workplace and was polled as the favorite session by our attendees! The workshop was aimed to support our HR team members in providing them the tools to effectively conduct workplace investigations.
- The workshop is one of several key initiatives RPM’s Compliance Team has been working on to support our Route 168 campaign and our philosophy of ‘When in Doubt… Ask for Help!’, ensuring associates know how to spot issues and where to go for help.
- Global training of all our associates on our ‘Speaking Up’ course has been one of these key initiatives for FY22 highlighting the principle in our Values and Expectations of 168 of moral courage and reporting concerns without fear of retaliation.
We understand that for some associates who want to raise concerns the fear of retaliation is real, RPM’s Non-Retaliation Policy prohibits retaliation for raising goodwill concerns. There are several ways to raise concerns; contact your supervisor, Human Resources, your Company’s Legal department or RPM’s Compliance Team. If you do not feel comfortable with those routes, you can raise concerns through our RPM Hotline. RPM will ensure that all reports are thoroughly investigated. Remember ‘When in Doubt… Ask for help’.