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“What is compliance?” Every organisation needs its employees to have an answer to this question – at least in the context of their work – and to understand their compliance responsibilities. With Sponge’s basic compliance training programme, you can introduce your colleagues to compliance basics and provide the groundwork for training in areas such as anti-corruption or competition law. The programme can also be used to reinforce understanding of your organisation’s own Code of Conduct, helping employees integrate basic compliance training into their day-to-day practices.

Protect against new risks.

Change-making content.

Our programmes are designed to drive behavioural change – not just impart academic knowledge.

Customise your content.

Build a tailored programme through our Mix & Match modules and target specific knowledge gaps - or go fully bespoke.

Easy, fast deployment.

Seamless deployment through your existing LMS, or delivered with Sponge’s dedicated LMS solution.

In your language.

With ready-made options in English, German and French, and the capability to serve a wide range of other languages.

What our ready-made
programme offers.

Our Mix & Match system lets you choose the basic compliance training modules your employees need, with lesson types including video, animations and simulations.

  • Welcome.
  • What is compliance?
  • Compliance in everyday life.
  • Compliance in everyday life (for financial service providers).
  • Consequences of violations.
  • Consequences of violations (for financial service providers).
  • Compliance in the company.
  • Notes to our ombudsperson.
  • Our whistleblower system.
  • Recognise money laundering and act correctly.
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
  • Practical case: Fair business (Topic: Compliance in general).
  • Practical case: The university place (Topic: Corruption).
  • Practical case: The tender (Topic: Antitrust law).
  • Practical case: The day in the office (Topic: Handling information).
  • Practical case: A school friend (Topic: Money laundering).
  • Practical case: An evening with friends (Topic: WpHG).
  • Practical case: A share purchase with consequences (Topics: Insider trading, WpHG).
  • Practical case: The search for a successor (Topics: Data protection, corruption, infidelity).
  • Assessment.

Our compliance basics programme has been created in collaboration with Dr Gina Greeve of MGR in Frankfurt, Dr Johann Bizer (CEO of Dataport), and experts from the law firms Noerr and GSK Stockmann.

Our compliance basics courses have been used by Altana, Bayer, Bilfinger Berger, BMW, Bosch, Computacenter, EnBW, E-PLUS, Fujitsu, HeidelbergCement, LEONI, SCHOTT, TUI, voestalpine, Vossloh and ZEPPELIN, among others.

Looking to create something special?

Sponge is industry-famous for cutting edge bespoke solutions. Clients come to us to set new standards for what an online compliance learning experience can be. When the topic is dry, the experience is everything.

"The Compliance Fundamentals elearning course was an excellent starting point for Dürr for a whole range of training courses, so that the Sponge Compliance training courses have now become indispensable."

Michael Schweizer, Corporate People Development, Dürr Aktiengesellschaft.

tailored solutions.

Our range of services responds to your specific learning needs – whatever form they take.


Curious about how employees are learning? Want to know what gaps need filling? Our consultants can offer expert help.


Our award-winning bespoke solutions can make compliance basics a stimulating learning experience – not just a practical necessity.

Mix & Match Solutions.

Create a flexible, distinctive programme for your employees by picking and choosing from a range of different modules.

Find your solution

Find your ideal Compliance Fundamentals learning solution.

Compliance Fundamentals from ready-to-go,
to cutting edge and bespoke.

With Sponge you can choose from a range of bespoke, tailorable, or off-the-shelf solutions, and full deployment on an LMS if you need it.

Start with core content, and customise it to meet your specifications.

  • Mix and match content modules.
  • Customise to your brand style.
  • Select sector-specific content.
  • Translate into many languages.

Explore our tailorable digital compliance training.

Some bespoke learning methods we work with: 

  • Role-play through game-based learning. 
  • Augmented reality. 
  • Blended learning.  
  • Video. 
  • Micro-learning. 
  • Competitive learning. 
  • Simulations. 
  • Quiz-based learning. 

Explore Bespoke Digital Learning with Sponge

Enhance your elearning.

Sponge also provides optional content delivery and reporting systems to help you take control of your company’s learning.

Sponge LMS.

Our user-friendly Learning Management System makes it straightforward to manage compliance training and track users’ progress.

Learning Performance Platform.

Sponge’s Learning Performance Platform is a premium analytics tool that enables question-level analysis of your programmes and quick-look reporting on your chosen metrics.


Explore other compliance topics.


Make fraud prevention part of your daily activity and learn when and how to take action.
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Anti-bribery and corruption prevention.

Ensure honest, transparent business relationships with training in corruption risk.
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Capital market compliance.

Get ahead on legal training obligations, insider trading, market manipulation, and more.
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Competition and antitrust.

Partnership – or cartel? Your employees need to know their responsibilities under competition law.
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Compliance fundamentals.

Clarify the importance of compliance in your organisation and activate your guidelines.
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Data protection & GDPR.

Secure the trust of customers, partners, and employees through clarity of data privacy.
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Equal opportunities.

Experience lifelike, practical training on the fair treatment of employees in the workplace. 
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Export control.

Get clarity around export laws and regulations, preventing violations and penalties.
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Fair supply chains.

Learn to pinpoint breaches of ethics and law in supply chain working conditions.
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Health and safety.

Health and safety requirements affect every organisation and never stop evolving. Find out how to inform your people.
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Information security.

Handle passwords, devices and documents, and spot risk to protect sensitive information.
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Prevention of money laundering.

Develop awareness of hazards and transform working habits to protect your organisation.
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Develop an unshakeable culture of listening, speaking up, and taking action on wrongdoing.
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Want to know more about compliance training?

We’d love to hear from you with any questions about our unforgettable learning programmes.