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Ethics and Compliance Switzerland

Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) is a unique cross industry not for profit organization in Switzerland. ECS welcomes compliance officers and anyone interested in the compliance discipline including regulators, risk professionals, in-house counsel, auditors, board members and those who work with or supervise compliance functions.

In addition to individual members, ECS currently has the following organizational members: Nestlé, Givaudan International, Swisscom, Holcim Groups Service Ltd, Bayer Consumer Care,  BDO, Business Keeper, EQS  Group / Intergrity Line, Infront Sports & Media AG,  Waldewyss AG, Koenig Bauer Banknote Solutions, Nachrichtendienst des Bundes NDB, Niederer Kraft & Frey, Tillotts Pharma AG and the Basel Institute on Governance.

If you would like to join ECS as an individual or organizational member, click here!

ECS engaged the Basel Institute on Governance to maintain its secretariat.

Upcoming Events

ECS Events


Greenwashing: Join the discussion on September 25 at 16:00h in Basel 

Patrick Wellens, co-chair of WG life science will give an intro on some of the latest developments , explain why this topic is also relevant for life science companies and then we would like to invite the audience to hear what measures are taken in their companies by Compliance to prevent greenwashing.

Date/Time: September 25 from 16.00h-17.30h CET

Location: Bayer Consumer Care AG, Peter Merianstrasse 88, 4052 Basel

Note: there will be a limitation of 20 participants so please if you sign up make sure that you are coming. Last minute cancellations are not very well perceived as you potentially take a spot away from others

Register here

Join the discussion online on 9th October at 08.30  – 09.30 AM (CET)

“The increase in China regulatory investigations in life sciences: why, how and where is it going?

In recent months, there has been a sharp increase in regulatory investigations into the life sciences sector in China. Chinese authorities are, again, focusing on bribery and corruption involving pharma and medtech companies (both local and foreign), doctors and hospital procurement. This session will address:

This session will be presented by Kent D. Kedl, Partner at Control Risks. Kent is based in Shanghai where he has lived for over 35 years and leads the life sciences practice in Greater China. Kent has supported multiple life sciences companies facing regulatory investigations and he has a unique understanding of the commercial, legal and political factors involved.

This event is organised by the  Working Groups on Life Science and WG on Anti-bribery and Corruption. The event will be co-hosted by Claudia Götz Staehelin and Patrick Wellens.

Note: The link to join the meeting will be sent to those who will register for the event.

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Master Studies – Compliance & Integrity Management, Frankfurt, 2 October 2023 

MACIM – Neuer berufsbegleitender Masterstudiengang „Compliance & Integrity Management“ am Viadrina Compliance Center at Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt(Oder), Deutschland

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University of St. Gallen’s 14th Annual Compliance Management Day in Zurich, 12 October 2023

The University of St. Gallen’s 14th Annual Compliance Management Day in Zurich will focus on the Compliance Job and Career of Tomorrow:  the evolution of the job profile in light of new developments (like ESG) and the challenges of operating a compliance function and of managing one’s career.  Opportunity to network and benchmark on topics like positioning, resources, and scope of responsibilities. Details to follow.

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Integrity Europe Konferenz / Unique exchange forum in German – October 26 and 27, 2023 – Register now!

On October 26 and 27, 2023, the Lucerne School of Business will host a special event: Together with our partners Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) and the KBA Notasys Integrity Fund, we will open the first Integrity Europe Conference at the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ.

We are proud to welcome numerous experts from business, politics and academia from the DACH region to discuss current trends and challenges for companies in the areas of compliance and integrity.

Presentations, technical papers, workshops and panel discussions will cover topics such as how to deal with whistleblowing, mechanisms to prevent and fight corruption, the role of collective action, cross-border compliance investigations, the relationship between ethics and AI, standardization and digitalization in compliance management, ESG compliance, ISO certification and many other highly topical issues.

The conference offers compliance managers and executives, but also other interested professionals, a unique forum for exchange with experts from the DACH region.

Register now!