Ethics and Compliance Committee

An independent advisory body dealing with ethics and compliance at the AO

The AO's independent Ethics and Compliance Committee supervises ethics and compliance matters at the AO, and reports directly to the President, the AO Foundation Board, and the Trustees. It issues advice and recommendations based on independent investigations.

What ethics and compliance means for the AO

In this video, the current chairperson of the AO's Ethics and Compliance Committee Pierre Hoffmeyer, and former member Monique Caillat, discuss what ethics and compliance means at the AO, and how the Code of Ethics and Conduct applies to everyone who is associated with the AO.

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"It sets the limits on what is acceptable and what is not, for example on issues such as relationships with industrial partners, or in decision-making processes where hard choices have to be made."

Monique Caillat, member, Ethics and Compliance Committee

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