A Capital Idea: Why it Just Might Make Sense to Do More Than Sarbanes-Oxley Mandates
Straight Talk Series — Book No.5
Many business leaders may view the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as little more than a costly compliance exercise. But what if you could leverage your investment in compliance to enhance business performance? In our view, Sarbanes-Oxley offers companies a golden opportunity to do just that. By focusing on strong ethics, good governance and reliable reporting, savvy executives can use their Sarbanes readiness projects to identify ways to improve broader business processes and performance, ultimately increasing shareholder value. Sarbanes
To further illuminate this perspective, this publication discusses how going beyond the Sarbanes-Oxley mandates can help companies turn compliance costs into business value. The document explores the benefits that can accrue to companies that follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law, drawing on insights gained from our experience assisting hundreds of companies with section 404 compliance and related activities.