Ardagh Group is a global leader in packaging solutions, for most of the world's leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. It operates more than 100 manufacturing plants in 25 countries, employs approximately 18,000 people and has global sales in excess of €4.1 billion.
Ardagh Group believes the scope, scale and geographical reach of their business is a key competitive advantage within the markets in which they serve.
Ardagh Group take a mature view of the obligation arising from the global compliance regime’s they are required to work under. The company understands Compliance Management to be now part of the ‘Business As Usual’ strategy that underpins their operation.
IT Director John Hampson came to MetaCompliance because he “required a policy management software solution to assist with the governance of corporate and legislative policies.”
He informed that “this requirement was driven in particular by the increasing importance of data security, policy enforcement and the complexities resulting from the geographical spread of the Ardagh Group sites.”
Historically, Compliance and Policy Management had proved time consuming and problematic and “as a solution to this the Ardagh Group reduced this burden through the implementation of MetaCompliance- a centralised software solution.”
MetaCompliance Managing Director Robert O’Brien responded by saying, “Global organisations such as Ardagh need to be able to demonstrate Compliance with Governance Policies not only against various regulations but across multiple jurisdictions simultaneously. This is not feasible using traditional methods such as e-mail and SharePoint as user participation cannot be ensured without significant management overhead. MetaCompliance provides the Enterprise Policy Management functionality that is purpose built to mitigate the risk associated with multiple regulatory environments.”
Metacompliance has a clear vision of making Compliance and IT Security easier for organisations. The software can ensure the active participation of all staff in compliance initiatives such as policies, eLearning and surveys, thus mitigating the risk of compliance incident and the associated fines. The software can be used to demonstrate that staff understand content such as policies by being tested with questions. Delivering increased user participation in compliance and IT Security campaigns provides the audit information to generate reports that allow the organisation to demonstrate its “duty of care” to Regulators.
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