At VBS, everyone is responsible for ethical behavior and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. These responsibilities include being vigilant in mitigating the risk of ethical and compliance violations, and reporting any violations through proper channels. VBS maintains multiple offices and implements stringent policies and processes to ensure that our projects succeed in a compliant and ethical manner. VBS employees play a pivotal role in upholding VBS’s high standards.
Ethics, integrity, and compliance are fundamental VBS values at the core of how VBS interacts with clients, partners, employees, and vendors across the globe. These values are embodied in VGBSI’s Global Ethics and Compliance Program, which is affirmed by VBS's Board of Directors, and applied across the entire company and all entities in which VBS has an ownership position.
VBS Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO) oversees the Ethics and Compliance program, promotes a culture of compliance through training and regular communication on important topics, and works with VBS management to establish, monitor, and enforce standards, policies, and procedures to identify and prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
At VBS, we take compliance seriously. Accomplishing development results in challenging circumstances while complying with funding partner and host nation laws and policies requires disciplined performance. VBS professionals recognize that meeting these high standards will model effective and compliant management to their beneficiaries and establish trusting relationships essential to successful development.
If you have a question or concern on ethics or compliance that you'd like to communicate to VBS, please contact the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org All reports will be reviewed and responded to appropriately.