Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) is an independent not for profit organization that was founded in 2014 in Berne, Switzerland.
In addition to individual members ECS has organizational members which include ABB, Austrian Standards, Basel Institute on Governance, Bayer Consumer Care, BDO, Givaudan International, Infront Sports & Media AG, Landis+Gyr, Nestlé, Swisscom, Syngenta, Tillotts Pharma AG, Zurich Insurance and others.
ECS promotes the development of a compliance community across all sectors and organisations in Switzerland and the establishment and sharing of compliance best practices. It is the first NGO in Switzerland connecting private and public sector organisations and their officers and employees who share an interest in best practice integrity and compliance management.
ECS resulted from the National Compliance Round Table (NCRT) initiative and the two national cross-organisational round table meetings September 5, 2013 and January 30, 2014.
At the Inaugural Meeting on May 22, 2014 in Berne, the participating members of the NCRT approved the ECS bylaws and elected the ECS Board.
The ECS Board
The Board Members elected at the Inaugural Meeting are: Paolo Bernasconi, Chair, Daniel L. Bühr, Vice Chair, Gemma Aiolfi, Arndt Harbecke, Roman Mazzotta, Claudia Seitz and Gabe Shawn Varges. ECS engaged the Basel Institute on Governance to maintain its secretariat.