Why compliance is important for smaller businesses
The day-to-day operation of your smaller business isn't usually confined to activities such as marketing, sales, and production.
Complying with business regulations – from health and safety to how customer data is stored and processed – is essential to company operations.
Making sure you're on the right side of the law is essential to operating a business.
Rules and regulations are designed to protect your business and employees, assets such as property, customers, and the wider environment.
Ensuring that your business is compliant is not just a legal requirement but demonstrates to staff, customers, and stakeholders that you take governance and social impacts seriously.
Compliance can fall under a smaller business's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) activities.
Read our guide to ESG to find out more.
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