The Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) is a member-driven association exclusively for individuals responsible for their organization's ethics, compliance, and business conduct programs. The only organization of its kind, its members represent the largest group of ethics and compliance practitioners in the world. The ECOA is credited with formally "founding" the ethics and compliance field in 1991.  


The ECOA assembles people who are new to the field, as well as those with years of experience to share. Through the ECOA, practicing ethics and compliance officers collectively address the tough issues they face every day. Members learn from one another and, in turn, help to foster a global commitment to ethics and integrity. The collegiality of ECOA members has been its strength and the principal source of its ability to create a trusting and frank environment for all. The association draws value from the diversity of cultures and industries represented among its members. 


The ECOA is a non-profit, 501(c)(6) association that derives all of its revenue from members' dues, conferences and other meeting fees.


















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