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Customer Excellence Awards

Celebrating trust, integrity and outcomes that matter most. 

Strong Governance, Risk and Compliance programs help minimize the threats and risks organizations are exposed to daily. Nominate your organization to be recognized for empowering employees, streamlining process governance, and mitigating third-party risk. 

Nominations open May 2 and will close July 12, 2023.

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Why showcase your success?

Receive recognition and brand awareness  

  • Press release and social media coverage 
  • Participate in winner video spotlight  
  • Get expert feedback on your program from our judges 
  • Grow your network with fellow participants and industry experts 
  • Certify your organization as a market leader and receive a winner’s badge to display on your website

Leverage opportunities beyond the awards  

  • Share your story further with a customer success story and case study 
  • Speak at industry events and NAVEX hosted events 
  • Partner with NAVEX for placed editorial bylines in industry publications

Award categories

Ethics & Compliance

The winners of this award will demonstrate exceptional ability to empower the employee experience and drive continued compliance with regulations and policies, while providing insight into the meaningful and measurable impact their program has on corporate culture. Indicators of a mature program may include streamlined employee onboarding and ongoing compliance, effective training and policies, empowering speak up tools, and efficient incident case management. 

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Integrated Risk Management

The winners of this award will demonstrate exceptional ability to bring visibility to and holistically manage operational, IT, and third-party risks across the organization, enabling appropriate decision-making, and driving a risk-aware culture. Indicators of a mature program may include ensuring supply chain integrity, collecting a complete view of your vendor risk, deploying business continuity management, and collecting data to minimize threats and risk impacts. 

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GRC: Program of the Year

The winners of this award will demonstrate exceptional ability to align their ethics, risk and compliance initiatives – resulting in a holistic GRC program that provides valuable organizational insights, enables cross-departmental collaboration, and drives better decision-making. Indicators of a mature program include your employee culture of compliance, reduced third-party risk, automated business processes, and measured data-driven governance.   

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  • NAVEX’s excellence awards recognize all the hard work Castolin Eutectic Group has put into the design and implementation of its GRC program over the years and the outcomes we deliver for our Investor, our business as well as our employees.

    Berthold Jansen, Global Chief Human Resources Officer

    Castolin Eutectic Group


Q: When will nominations be open?

Nominations open May 2, 2023, and will close July 12, 2023.

Q: What should I include in my nomination?

Click here to view an example nomination write up.

Q: Who is qualified to nominate?

All current NAVEX customers are welcome to nominate their organization.

Q: If my organization was nominated last year, can it be nominated again this year?

Yes. Organizations that were nominated, a finalist, or won in previous years can nominate again. If your organization previously won, we recommend applying for another category.

Q: Can I nominate my organization for more than one category?

For the best results, we recommend choosing one category. If you would like to nominate your organization for both E&C and IRM categories, we suggest the GRC Program of the Year category that is comprehensive of both E&C and IRM.

Q: What should I expect after submitting my nomination?

After submitting your nomination, you will receive a confirmation email with further details on the next steps – including, but not limited to, the timing and manner of finalist and winner announcements.

Q: I submitted my nomination, but forgot to include something. Can I send it to someone at NAVEX?

Yes. For all inquiries about the Customer Excellence Awards, contact MaryAnn Rains

Q: When will NAVEX announce the finalists?

NAVEX will publicly announce finalists in August via press release and social media.

Q: How will I know if my organization is a finalist?

Finalists will be notified by email following public announcement via social media and press release.

Q: When will NAVEX announce the winners?

NAVEX will announce the winners via press release and social media in late August. Winners will also be notified directly.

Meet the judges

Carol Williams

CEO & Enterprise Risk Management Consultant
Strategic Decision Solutions

Carrie Penman

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

Florian Haarhaus

International General Manager

Kyle Welch

George Washington School of Business

Matt Kelly

Editor & CEO
Radical Compliance

Michael Volkov

Owner & CEO
The Volkov Law Group

Stephen Chapman

Chief Customer Officer

Vera Cherepanova

Ethics Advocate, Consultant, Author
Studio Etica

2022 Winners

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