I'm looking for a verb that would go with policy.

Our company has a policy, which defines a set of requirements. I want to say that I am responsible for ensuring that the company meets the requirements of the policy, but I don't really want to use the word requirements. Is there a word that I could use like this:

I am responsible for [some verb] the policy.

  • enforcement of...? – SF. Jun 18 '12 at 10:55
  • @SF. No. See answers below. – David Štula Jun 18 '12 at 12:08

Perhaps, comply?

I am responsible for complying with the policy.

If only transitive verbs are allowed, then:

I am responsible for meeting/fulfilling the policy.

  • Thanks for the answer! The second example sounds perfect. – David Štula Jun 17 '12 at 13:22
  • I think a passive sense sounds more natural, like "I am responsible for ensuring the policy is complied with." – Garrett Albright Jun 17 '12 at 13:23
  • Implementing is also common here, although it could be taken to mean enacting. – Jon Purdy Jun 17 '12 at 16:58
  • I don't think "I am responsible for complying with the policy." meets what the OP wants. He bears the responsibility for making sure the company complies with the policy; he does not himself have to comply with the policy. – Dilip Sarwate Jun 17 '12 at 17:22
  • @GarrettAlbright You have a good point. – langtechie Jun 17 '12 at 20:11

I am responsible for enforcing the policy.

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    That would mean I am responsible for other people meeting the requirements. What I want to say, though, is that I make adjustments to whatever the company does, to make sure we meet the requirements. But thanks anyway! – David Štula Jun 17 '12 at 10:23
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    I think Jasper's answer is based on a certain ambiguity in the question. Now that the OP has explained it, I would recommend: I am responsible for ensuring that the policy is complied with. – Shoe Jun 17 '12 at 11:14

I am responsible for ensuring that the company complies with the policy.

In some cases, people like you would be referred to as Compliance Officers.


I am responsible for the adherence to the policy.

  • Perhaps you meant to write adherence to the policy? Adherence of the policy does not seem to make much sense. – Dilip Sarwate Jun 20 '12 at 2:48
  • @DilipSarwate - Correct. Adherence is a noun. Now corrected. – Ste Jun 21 '12 at 8:19

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