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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

Join the online discussion: Supply Chain Visibility, Traceability and Compliance – 18 January 2023, 17:00h CET

To combat falsified medicine, in many countries pharmaceutical companies are required to have implemented “serialization” or “ track and trace” systems in their distribution network.

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Tour of and Presentation at WEKO (Wettbewerbskommission / Swiss Competition Commission), 26 January 2022, 14:30h CET

Event: ECS Members are cordially invited to a unique event, the chance to visit an important regulator. Our Board member, Olivier Schaller, has kindly arranged for us to visit the WEKO in Bern and learn about its important mission. Following the presentation, we will be hosted by WEKO to an Apéro.

Time: Thursday, 26 January 2023 from 14:30 to 17:00h CET

Place: Hallwylstrasse 4, 3003 Bern. – Directions from the Bern main train station: take Bus 19, direction Elfenau to stop at Aegertenstrasse and then walk for just a few minutes or take the Tram no. 6, 7, or 8 to Helvetiaplatz – and then walk for 5 minutes)

Who can attend: This event is limited to ECS members only.

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Non-ECS Compliance Events

CAS Medical Law, Universität im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (UFL)

The Certificate of Advanced Studies Course “CAS Medical Law: Law of Human Research, Pharmaceuticals and Genomics” provides compactly structured teaching on the legal bases and regulatory aspects of medical law. The main focal areas are the law of human research and stem cell research, the law of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as genomics in human healthcare, with an emphasis on personalized healthcare, data protection and the use of new technologies, such as biotechnology and information technologies in medicine.

Further information of the UFL and the certificate course can be found at this website:

Info meeting:  Thursday, 22 September 2022 at 5.00 pm online

Start of the CAS: 11 November, 2022
Application Deadline: 21 October, 2022

Enfco – Anticorruption Across Europe, online on 30 November 2022 at 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM CET 

Martin Kreutner, International Counsel, Dean Emeritus of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) and a renowned and widely recognised International Counsel in Anti-Corruption and Compliance, International Affairs and the International System will deliver a presentation on the conundrum of and the state of play in global (anti) corruption and will examine:

“Quo vadis, Anti-Corruption?”

The international heydays of anticorruption (AC) seem to be exhausted and gone;

Apparently, human and political trust is eroding globally; and

Yet, new initiatives and projects are presented here and there.

The webinar will take place online from 16:00 – 17:00 CET and will be moderated by the current President of ENFCO, Roman Sartor, Co-Founder of the Austrian Compliance Officer Association (ÖCOV), Co-Editor of Compliance Praxis plus, publisher of several Compliance books and articles.

Date: Wednesday 30 November 2022 at 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM CET

Registration: This webinar is free for all members of ENFCO associations, to register and secure you place, please click here:

Economic Crime Prevention and Compliance Switzerland, 7-8 March 2023

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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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