We collaborate with experts and participate in numerous networks to help our customers integrate various aspects of whistleblower protection in an optimal manner and to support them in matters of compliance and value management on both a theoretical and a practical level. As an active member in various industry associations, we deepen our knowledge of the topics of whistleblower protection, compliance, business ethics and data protection and remain in constant contact with other experts.
Idox Compliance is one of the largest providers of compliance solutions in Europe. Customers include top international companies and SMEs from a wide range of industries. Our services portfolio focuses on compliance consultancy, communication and training as a full-service from a single source. In our work, we follow and implement the recommendations provided in established standards such as ISO 19600, ISO 37001, PS 980, the UN Global Compact and guidance on the UK Bribery Act.Together with the Centre for Business Compliance & Integrity at the University of Konstanz we developed framework concepts for effective compliance management based on these standards. Idox Compliance is part of Idox plc, a supplier of specialist information management solutions and services to the public sector and to highly regulated asset intensive industries around the world in the wider corporate sector.
Dr. Kleinfeld CEC GmbH & Co. KG helps corporations and organisations to meet the challenges of today’s business world. In projects they concentrate on strengthening the capabilities of businesses from within to ensure sustainable growth. By managing corporate identity, culture and values they support the continuous development of organisations. This continuity is essential for coping with the complexities and pressures of change. It also provides the basis for successful long-term strategies of business development. Dr. Kleinfeld CEC works with their clients to achieve Corporate Excellence on a strong foundation of business experience and scientific analysis. All their engagements focus on people and their contribution to added value and entrepreneurial achievements.
The team of Dr. Kleinfeld CEC supports companies in devising comprehensive business strategies for long-term entrepreneurial success. They focus on realising the inner potential of organisations, concentrating on the management of Corporate Culture. Dr. Kleinfeld CEC helps companies to be successful as reliable and responsible business partners who strive for integrity and accept their role as a Corporate Citizen. Working with their clients to achieve Corporate Excellence, Dr. Kleinfeld CEC provides distinctive and yet comprehensive advice relying on their scientific knowledge as well as their professional experience. Dr. Kleinfeld CEC’s clients profit from their extensive and long standing expertise in managing Corporate Integrity and change processes which focus on Corporate Identity and Corporate Culture.
JOMEC GmbH, based in Berlin, is a management consulting company focused on health services, particularly hospitals. 20 years of project experience in all areas of hospital management and numerous interim mandates are JOMEC's core competence.
Its range of services covers the areas of leadership, strategy, processes, quality, human resources and compliance. Thanks to its practical experience and an interdisciplinary team, it can offer targeted analyses, decision-making models and, if necessary, implementation support. JOMEC GmbH helps hospitals manage their compliance, including through seminars and crisis and reputation management. His approach is pragmatic and based on his practical experience. The classic theme of economic efficiency is also discussed. With a network of competent partners, JOMEC supports clinics, creates synergy effects and ensures change.
The Deutsche Institut für Compliance e.V. (DICO) (German Institute for Compliance - DICO) was founded in Berlin, Germany, in 2012 by compliance experts from notable companies. The aim of this independent association is to establish compliance standards as an important part of good business practice, and to further develop the job profile of the compliance officer. The DICO acts as both a spokesperson and a national and international forum for parties interested in compliance from the world of business, organisations, and legislature.
Business Keeper AG has been a member of DICO since 2013.
Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) is an independent not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2014 in Berne, Switzerland. In addition to a large number of individual members, also renowned institutional Swiss companies support the work of ECS.
ECS promotes the development of a compliance community across all sectors and organizations in Switzerland and the establishment and sharing of compliance best practices. It is the first NGO in Switzerland connecting private and public sector organisations and their officers and employees who share an interest in best practice integrity and compliance management. Working groups on important compliance topics as well as regular events are organized by ECS.
Business Keeper supports the important work of ECS as a member.
The Deutsche Institut für Interne Revision e.V. (DIIR) (German Institute for Internal Revision - DIIR) was founded in 1958. This charitable institution aims to promote and further develop internal revision measures in Germany. It supports specialists and managers responsible for assessment and consultation activities in their day-to-day work.
Business Keeper AG has been a member of DIIR since 2012.
The Deutsche Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik – EBEN Deutschland e.V. (German Network for Business Ethics) was founded as a national branch of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) in Bad Homburg, Germany, in May 1993 and works to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue on questions related to business and corporate ethics. The dnwe aims to promote the exchange of thoughts and ideas related to ethical questions in business and to add an element of ethical management to the world of business in order to contribute to the solving of moral dilemmas in corporate competition.
Business Keeper AG has been a member of dnwe since 2000 and co-founded the "dnwe Forum Berlin".
The Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V. (GDD) (German Association for Data Protection and Data Security - GDD) was founded in 1977. The association advises and supports offices that handle data – in particular those tasked with data protection operations – in solving and implementing the various legal, technical, and organisational demands connected with data protection and data security.
Data protection, data security, and orderly data handling processes should protect all involved parties and at the same time guarantee freedom and balance of information. They involve legal obligations which all companies and administrative bodies are subject to – regardless of the size or division of the company.
Business Keeper AG has been a member of GDD since 2010.
Der Global Compact was founded in 1999 on the initiative of former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan to collectively steer the United Nations, governments, and businesses involved in the global economic process towards taking an ethical approach to human rights, work, and the environment. The fight against corruption was named the tenth principle in June 2004.
Business Keeper AG has been an active member of Global Compact since 2002.
Le Cercle de la Compliance was founded in 2011 by a small group of french compliance experts. The aim of this community is to strengthen the importance of compliance in France and contribute to the development of a market practice for important french and international compliance issues. Its key issues range from anti-corruption, anti-competitive practices and international trade sanctions to export controls. Le Cercle de la Compliance organises major events, conferences and other formats under the direction of french and foreign experts.
Since 2018, Business Keeper AG supports the important work of Le Cercle de la Compliance as a member.
The Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) was founded in 1994 as a registered association and aims to create the best possible conditions for young people and young adults to start a successful, fulfilling career. The financial means for this are provided by the "Verein zur Förderung der Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.", founded in 1996. Its members include around 100 companies from all sectors who pay annual contributions to the association.
Business Keeper AG has been a member of the sdw since 2018.
Transparency International e.V. (TI) (TI) and its German representative Transparency International Deutschland e.V. were found by Dr Peter Eigen in Berlin, Germany, in 1993. TI is a charitable NGO which aims to bring together figures from politics, economics, and civil society in order to create transparency and fight corruption.
TI is working to set up coalitions and improve framework conditions. Legislature and administrative activities in the anti-corruption and corruption prevention sectors involve the compiling of documentation and specific suggestions, as well as targeted public relations work.
Business Keeper AG has been a corporate member of Transparency International Deutschland since 2002. Kenan Tur is deputy Manager of the "Whistleblower" working group.
Highest level part time educational concepts that take the economic requirements into account – that's what the School of Governance, Risk & Compliance (School GRC) (School GRC) stands for, and has done so for over 10 years. The School GRC is a research and training institute that belongs to the private, state approved Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin. It also sees itself as a think tank, and as an active part of research and development in the areas of Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Fraud Management. The School GRC and its sister institution the School of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science (School CIFoS) concentrate a large number of individual training and development opportunities in their respective fields of expertise.
The Schools offer everything from seminars, certification courses up to state-approved Master degrees. At the School GRC students can obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Governance, Risk, Compliance and Fraud Management, while the School CIFoS offers a Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation (MACI). The performance spectrum of these two institutions also includes individual solutions for businesses. As part of the Corporate University, the content for employees' training sessions is specifically geared to their needs. Experienced speakers rooted in the realms of science and economy provide high-quality content that is relevant in practice.
The Federal Association of Compliance Managers (BCM) was founded in Berlin in 2013. The BCM is the leading professional association for compliance managers and compliance officers from companies, associations and other organizations. Together with its members, the association develops a mission statement for the profession and contributes to its professionalisation and qualification. The aim of the independent association is to create recognised training standards and to promote exchange within the profession beyond national borders.
Since 2020, Business Keeper AG has supported BCM as an active promotional partner.
Communication training for report examiners
The seminar "Communicating with Whistleblowers", developed at the Berlin School of Governance, Risk & Compliance (School GRC) in cooperation with Business Keeper AG, is tailored specifically towards report examiners in companies and administrations, regardless of whether they use the BKMS® Incident Reporting or not.
Over the course of two seminar days, participants receive training in communication and psychological skills pertaining to the oral and written dialogue with whistleblowers. Amongst other techniques, they acquire strategies to gain the trust of the (anonymous) whistleblowers and verify their credibility as well as the plausibility of their information.
“I found the outstanding competence of the instructors particularly convincing, along with many inspirations and tips, and practical application examples and exercises.”
The seminar is offered upon request at irregular intervals. If you wish to receive further information regarding the contents and terms of registration, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.
Business Keeper scholarship
Business Keeper AG supports interested persons with a scholarship for a training as Certified Compliance Expert (CCE) at the Berlin School of Governance, Risk & Compliance. Applications are open to all those who meet the admission requirements for the CCE and have to pay their tuition fees without financial support from their employer.