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What is compliance?


In the business context, compliance means a set of rules designed to ensure that operations comply with laws, in-house regulations and accepted standards of conduct.


Compliance policy in Poland


By following compliance regulations companies want to make sure they operate within laws and accepted standards to avoid financial losses or damage to reputation. Modern businesses need tools and procedures to prevent non-compliant behaviours. Such tools and procedures help to minimise the risk of running a business in a regulatory maze and the resulting obligations, and to exclude liability of individuals – management board members – for any conduct outside of laws or standards of conduct.


Be up-to-date


The articles in this section will tell you how to develop, implement and apply compliance procedures to ensure compliance with laws, in-house regulations and accepted standards of conduct. We also keep you informed about the Polish lawmakers' plans in this area.

 

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What is compliance and how to implement it?

Compliance is a set of rules designed and implemented in the organisation to ensure that it operates in compliance with domestic and international laws and other standards of conduct. More »

Tax compliance – tax competence

Frequent changes in law are one of the main reasons why companies decide to outsource their tax accounting and tax reporting. More »

Amendments to the Polish Code of Commercial Companies

Significant amendments to the Code of Commercial Companies are underway. What is the draft amendment about and what are its main principles? More »

Disclosure of earnings vs. trade secret

In the future, following the proposed European Union directive, earnings will be generally known to all employees, and the amount of remuneration will already be included in the job advertisement. More »

Database of products and packaging – deadlines

Deadlines for the fulfilment of certain obligations related to the database of products, packaging and waste management (waste database – Polish abbreviation: BDO) expire in February and March. More »

Fiscal Criminal Code – higher fines

Taxpayers have been facing higher fines for fiscal crimes and misdemeanours since the beginning of 2021.  More »

Compliance management in competition law

Compliance is a set of rules in place in an organisation to ensure that it operates in compliance with applicable laws and in-house standards, principles of good governance or intra-group procedures. More »

The deadline for listing in the Central Register of Beneficial Owners to expire soon

The deadline for registration with the Central Register of Beneficial Owners (Polish: CRBR) expires on 13 July 2020. Enterprises are still in doubt as to their obligations related to the registration. More »

Compliance in numbers – overview of practices in Polish companies

A compliance management system (CMS) or some parts of it are already in place in many Polish companies and more are considering the introduction or extension of the system. More »

Central Register of Beneficial Owners – new obligation for companies

A Central Register of Beneficial Owners is going to be created on 13 October. It is expected to be a tool to review the ownership structure of companies in Poland. More  

AML Directive and the risk of money laundering

The AML regulations so far have mainly targeted money laundering and terrorist financing in the financial sector. More »

Protection of whistleblowers – new directive, new obligations

The European Parliament adopted a directive on the protection of whistleblowers on 16 April 2019. The new regulation is intended to provide protection to persons reporting on breaches. More » 

 

Liability of collective entities – the bill

At the beginning of January 2019, the Council of Ministers adopted a bill on liability of collective entities for punishable offences. More »

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