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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 on 01 June 2023, 18:00h to 19:00h – AI and its application for Life Science Compliance Team

The presentation aims to take Compliance personnel through the uses of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, including its applications to the area of pharmaceutical compliance. Real life examples and case studies on these applications under different scenarios will be shared. Participants can benefit from practical industry insights through used cases to better understand how AI and ML can be applied to enhance compliance within the organization.

This event is organised by the WG on Life Sciences

More information and registration: AI and its application for Life Science Compliance Team

9th annual End-of-Summer Roundtable discussion, August 25 , 16:00h in Zurich, entitled “The Policies Mess”.

Organized by the Working Group on Leadership, Communications, and Talent Management,  this year’s interactive Roundtable will focus on one of the key challenges in compliance: who owns, who operates, and who manages policies? After tackling those questions, we will move on to “how can policies best be managed” and to the leadership and communications challenges thereof.

The number of slots for the Roundtable is limited.

If you are interested in attending, please send your name, company, and title to

Following the Roundtable, we will move together to a nearby locale for drinks and networking.

Gabe Shawn Varges

Board member and Chair of the Working Group


6th Conference on Ethics & Governance: “Compliance at Risk”, 14 September 2023

Link to registration:

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.

To save a spot, write to