Comscore Recognized in Corporate Secretary’s Corporate Governance Awards
Comscore’s technology-led compliance program, powered by Skillsoft, enables agility, one-stop learning and sophisticated reporting
Reston, Va. and Boston – January 27, 2020 – Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, was recognized as Best Compliance and Ethics Program (small to mid-cap) at Corporate Secretary’s recent Corporate Governance Awards. With a technology-led compliance function powered by Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, Comscore has transformed its global compliance efforts by delivering a state-of-the-art training program that cultivates a culture of engaged, compliance-minded professionals across its workforce.
The Corporate Governance Awards are one of the most prestigious awards programs in the compliance industry. The 12th annual awards recognized outstanding achievements in governance, risk and compliance as judged by a panel of experts comprising GRC professionals and members of the Corporate Secretary editorial team. As the winner of the Best Compliance and Ethics Program (small to mid-cap), Comscore was honored for its exceptional coordination of governance, compliance, ethics and risk management processes across its entire corporation.
“We’re grateful to receive the Best Compliance and Ethics Program award from Corporate Secretary and the Corporate Governance Awards’ judges,” said Carol DiBattiste, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Comscore. “The transformation of Comscore’s compliance and governance function has been nothing short of remarkable. Through rigorous efforts to deploy modern technology and training at the forefront of our compliance efforts, we have successfully mitigated and overcome critical risks resulting in a substantial positive impact on Comscore.”
Comscore’s compliance function needed to transform in order to adequately provide training to 1,500+ employees dispersed across 20 countries. To help achieve this goal, Comscore sought an agile compliance training provider and a centralized learning platform capable of delivering content in a variety of languages in addition to meeting regulations in each country. In 2016, Comscore deployed Skillsoft Compliance content and Skillsoft’s learning platform to consolidate company-wide training on a central learning management system.
This transformation enabled widespread automation of training assignments and the impact has been immensely positive. Comscore has since improved its audit record, ensuring that its entire workforce receives training. Meanwhile, sophisticated reporting enables HR, compliance staff and managers to track training progress and completions. With comprehensive reporting at its fingertips, Comscore now has critical visibility into non-compliance by locale, business line and even team, enabling the organization to pinpoint specific areas of growing concern so that risk can be mitigated.
There has been a tangible culture shift at Comscore following its compliance transformation. Now, employees from all countries, departments and business units are proactively engaged with the compliance team, completing assignments and willingly taking surveys. Many employees have shared positive feedback about how memorable the learning experience makes compliance training. This is critical when it comes to training on topics such as anti-harassment, anti-corruption, code of conduct and data governance, privacy and security.
“The trainings and learning exercises provided to Comscore employees are some of the best I’ve encountered throughout my career. The quality of training is evident in the attention to detail and focus in the right topic areas. The training sticks, and you feel that you really learned something,” said a Lead Technical Consultant at Comscore.
"Comscore is a great example of using technology to move its compliance and ethics program forward. Centralizing and automating its training program over the past year has brought benefits in terms of improving the timely uptake of courses, being able to spot areas that need attention and fostering a compliance-focused culture. Our judges appreciated Comscore’s use of data analytics as part of a ‘comprehensive’ program," said Ben Maiden, editor-at-large with Corporate Secretary.
Corporate Governance Awards winners were recognized at a black-tie gala in New York City on November 21. Nearly 400 leading members of the U.S. governance, risk and compliance community gathered to celebrate the work of the award winners.
“We are thrilled to see Comscore’s commitment to providing a premier compliance function validated by this Corporate Governance Awards honor,” said Ron Hovsepian, executive chairman, Skillsoft. “Comscore’s ongoing commitment to compliance excellence is particularly significant as the regulatory environment grows increasingly complex, and the need to promote a safe and open work environment is more important than ever before.”
To learn more about the impact that state-of-the-art compliance training content and democratized learning has had at Comscore:
- Watch a video on how Comscore embraces Skillsoft’s curated content for global learning and career development.
- Explore how a best-in-class compliance program helped Comscore resolve a complex litigation.
- Learn how Comscore and Skillsoft have fostered a culture of continual learning.
- Read about how Comscore and Skillsoft deployed a global, scalable leadership development program.
Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR) is the trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms. With a data footprint that combines digital, linear TV, over-the-top and theatrical viewership intelligence with advanced audience insights, Comscore allows media buyers and sellers to quantify their multiscreen behavior and make business decisions with confidence. A proven leader in measuring digital and TV audiences and advertising at scale, Comscore is the industry’s emerging, third-party source for reliable and comprehensive cross-platform measurement.
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