The very word, “commitment” is a signal in these times of political, corporate and management spin, that what is about to follow is lip service. Petroleum companies are committed to the environment; fast food companies are committed to child heath and banks are committed to customer service. Effective compliance requires more than lip service.
It requires action, the products of which are tangible, visible and accessible. A motion at a committee meeting affirming the commitment of the committee to compliance, apart from being cute alliteration, is useless without debate about what the committees commitment to compliance means supported by resolutions to make the commitment evident, for example by having a compliance policy written for publication to owners, and statements from the top that bear witness to the policy and its implementation.
Commitment is not fleeting.