WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 8, 2010 - DuPont Sustainable Solutions has
released "Social Media: Reduce the Risk," a new training course on
DVD to help organizations mitigate potential risks resulting from
participation in social media networks.
Developed with the assistance of U.S. law firm McGuireWoods LLP,
"Social Media: Reduce the Risk" uses a storyline approach to
educate organizations and their employees about reducing risks such
as revealing trade secrets and proprietary information, defamation
of a company brand, failure to comply with social media policies
and codes of conduct, digital harassment and other problems
associated with social media interactions. The course can be used
to accompany the rollout of an organization's social media policy
or as standalone training to heighten awareness. An interactive
e-learning version will be available in the near future.
"Compliance and ethics professionals are apprehensive about social
media," said Matthew J. McGonegle, manager of ethics and compliance
and global compliance officer - DuPont Sustainable Solutions. "The
feeling is that the social media landscape is uncharted territory
where many individuals and organizations are learning as they go.
It's an environment that can present significant risks. With this
new training course we are seeking to minimize the risk through
education and building awareness."
"Social Media: Reduce the Risk" is the latest addition to a series
of ethics and compliance courseware, available in DVD and
e-learning formats, launched earlier this year. Other courses in
the series cover a variety of topics including the Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act, antitrust regulation, export control, records
management and data security. Courseware in development includes
changing wage and hour regulation, responsible business
communication and conflicts of interest.
"These courses help organizations not only mitigate compliance
risks but also reinforce sustainable ethics messages across their
organizations. They reflect real world experience and draw upon the
expertise of key thought leaders in the areas of ethics and
compliance," McGonegle said.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of DuPont's 13 business groups,
is an integrated, global services and technology delivery business.
Our offerings are combined into four practice areas: Safety
Resources, Sustainable Operations, Training Solutions and Clean
Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and
technologies that help organizations protect people and the
environment, use assets more efficiently and improve worker skills