ECEC Award

The ECEC Award aims to recognize and honor exceptional compliance efforts that are an inspiration to the compliance community across the world.

Check out who the winner of ECEC Award 2022 is!

Our goal

Our jury was looking for individual projects undertaken as part of an organization’s compliance program which demonstrated successful outcomes and an innovative approach. This could be a creative compliance communications campaign, a sophisticated KPI measurement model or a challenging internal change management project that was implemented in the year 2021-2022.

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Our Process

Once our team reviewed all the applications, the expert panel of jury chose two projects to compete in the final round. These two finalists presented their projects live on the ECEC floor, after which the audience voted for the winner.

The expert jury based their decisions on the following criteria:

  • Ethical: how ethical is the idea?
  • Exceptionality: how exceptional is the idea?
  • Impact: what impact has the idea had?
  • Innovation:  is this an innovative idea?
  • Inspirational:  would the idea inspire our Ethics & Compliance community?  
  • Scalability: how replicable is the idea in other locations?
  • Sustainability: how sustainable is the idea?

our Winner


We're thrilled to announce that pharmaceutical company Novartis took home the ECEC Award this year, for their well-received initiative called 'Building a Speak Up Culture Through Psychological Safety & Experimentation.'

About the project:

An experiment to foster greater psychological safety by testing the effectiveness of a minimally invasive intervention that guides managers on how to conduct their 1:1 meetings. The goal of this project is to discover new ways by which companies can increase psychological safety between employees and their managers, and in turn strengthen our company speak up culture.

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We're thrilled and humbled to have our behavioural science project recognised in the ethics and compliance community. We hope our work can inspire others, promote the power of experi­mentation, and embrace the role that simple, low-cost inter­ventions can have in shaping an ethics and compliance culture within organisations.
Chris Rider
Senior Behavioural Scientist

Previous Winners

French start-up Cuidam’s whistleblowing app designed for companies allows workers to report any unsuitable behaviour and thereby operate in an abuse-free workplace.
La Poste Group received the award in recognition of two of the postal service’s compliance projects – the Ethics Barometer, an annual survey that examines the ethical climate within French companies, and the MyEtic App, an app designed to increase the visibility of the group’s compliance program, raise awareness of ethics and compliance issues whilst also preventing corruption.
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