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Compliance with legislation

Ensuring regulatory compliance

Source: essenscia
* communication, customs, energy, product groups, circular economy, Brexit (2018), ...

Given that companies in the chemicals, plastics and life sciences industry are operating in a heavily regulated environment, essenscia organises various training sessions in different areas of expertise. Some specific training sessions are also addressed to public authorities. In 2020, essenscia provided at least 10,800 training hours to 2,155 employees of 593 companies.

Due to the restrictive measures during the COVID-19, most physical workshops and trainings in 2020 were replaced by shorter online webinars. This accounts for the lower number of training hours that year. On the other hand, the webinars attracted more participants (about 780 more participants than in 2019). Workshops and training sessions were mainly organised on safety, health and environmental issues, product policy topics and social policy matters.

essenscia is a recognised service provider for the Flemish ‘KMO-portefeuille’, a subsidy measure through which SME entrepreneurs receive financial support for the purchase of our training courses.

Why is compliance training so important?

The strength of a company’s compliance record directly affects its reputation and even its ability to expand its operations or obtain permits. It is therefore extremely important that employees have the information they need to act correctly and fully understand laws, regulations and policies that govern their daily responsibilities at work. Compliance training is thus key to ensure that all rules are respected.

The key objectives of compliance training are to:

  • ensure that employees are aware of their compliance responsibilities and duties;
  • mitigate the risk of compliance breaches;
  • encourage a better workplace culture;
  • remove legal liability from an organisation in the event of wrongdoing;
  • protect the organisation’s reputation.
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