TorchStone’s client, a global compliance consulting firm, had been hired to conduct an in-depth audit of a subsidiary of their multinational corporate client. Simple enough…Right?
The problem was that it was a U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) audit in Mexico, where bribing of foreign officials, to include local and federal law enforcement agents, had been alleged. Moreover, of the twelve members of the audit team, only three had ever been to Mexico before; none had ever been to this specific region of the country. The audit team was refusing to go, and TorchStone’s client was considering forgoing the project altogether.
TorchStone was able to develop, brief, and execute a comprehensive travel security plan that put the audit team at ease, allowed the project to go forward, and brought all members back safely (not just physically, but emotionally as well).