In 2020 the ECEC Award went to France's La Poste Group. Find out more about their two winning projects.
In recognition of their commitment to ethics and compliance, La Poste Group was the deserving winner of the ECEC Award at the European Compliance & Ethics Conference (ECEC) in October 2020. The award was given in recognition of two of the postal service’s compliance projects – the Ethics Barometer and the MyEtic App. The ECEC Award jury felt that these initiatives demonstrated the tremendous commitment of La Poste Group to inspiring each and every employee – from postal workers to managers – to uphold the company’s ethical principles and values. With both projects La Poste Group aims to promote increased acceptance of ethical guidelines, to sensibilise all employees to ethical issues and grow awareness of whistleblowing hotlines.
Each year the EQS Group organises the European Compliance & Ethics Conference (ECEC) which features inspiring keynote speeches from leading experts in the fields of ethics and compliance. In 2020, Dan McCrum, Prof. Christian Strenger and Dr Klaus Moosmayer, among others, were met with an enthusiastic audience.
The highlight of the conference is the presentation of the ECEC Award where an independent jury of experts recognises a company’s outstanding compliance work or an individual’s commitment in the field of ethics and compliance. With this award, the EQS Group aims to increase the visibility of outstanding and innovative compliance projects. This is because: “Compliance departments are a bit like football referees. They are usually only talked about when they make mistakes or when things take a turn in the wrong direction. We are taking a different approach with our Award by recognising excellent and inspiring achievements” says Marcus Sultzer, member of the management board of EQS Group AG.