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The professional association for professionals in the field of Ethics, Compliance, and Integrity

SINCE 2001

Welcome to the VCO

Attention to compliance, ethics and integrity has become an important societal topic over the years. Cross sector. National and international. Cross-sector. National and international. For the private and public domain. For the common good.

For more than 20 years, VCO has been the professional association for professionals focused on Ethics, Compliance, and Integrity. VCO offers a public platform with access to expertise and tools to increase awareness of the focus areas. We often do this in collaboration with our Partners.

Our mission is: ‘Developing, promoting and, protecting the professional focused on Ethics, Compliance and Integrity’.

As an expertise community, we organize monthly meetings with interesting speakers for the members, where we meet both physically and virtually. We offer support to our members within our expert groups, network, and online environment. If you have any ideas for contribution, questions or are you interested in becoming a member? Please contact us via


The Expert Groups (in Dutch 'Kennistafels') and training courses of the VCO are very valuable for our active members.

The Expert Groups (in Dutch ‘Kennistafels’) and training courses of the VCO are very valuable for our active members. The Expert Groups of VCO are an important part of our community. These expert groups discuss about socially relevant topics in the field of Ethics, Compliance, and Integrity. The Expert Groups also ensure that they share their expertise via different channels and events with all members of the VCO and beyond. For example, by writing white papers, articles and guidelines, but also by organizing webinars, seminars, and podcasts.



AFM about CSRD and ESRS

11-09-2023 | 16:00 - 18:00

Pharos gebouw, Mercuriusplein 1, Hoofddorp


Voor leden, introducees en onze partners | Gratis

European business is gearing up for sustainability reporting. In the Netherlands, there are reportedly between 3,000 and 6,000 companies that must comply with the new rules: the CSRD and ESRS. At the invitation of the ESG Expert Group, the AFM talks about the expected compliance with the new corporate sustainability reporting requirements (CSRD and ESRS) on Monday 11 September (16:00-18:00 hrs). This is a follow-up to her report ‘CSRD: geen tijd te verliezen!’ of march 23rd. Please note that this is an ALL ENGLISH EVENT.

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Location: the Pharos building, Mercuriusplein 1, Hoofddorp, opposite Hoofddorp NS station.Park in P&R of Hoofddorp station and then walk under the station to Mercuriusplein.

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VCO Summer Event (incl. ALV for members)

06-07-2023 | 16:00 - 20:30

Rosarium Amstelpark, Europaboulevard 1, 1083HZ Amsterdam

Zomerevent en ALV

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THE SUMMER EVENT: Almost a year on from our Lustrum event but in the meantime we definitely have something to celebrate again! On Thursday, July 6, we hope to see you at our SUMMER EVENT. We will celebrate winning the NATIONAL COMPLIANCE AWARD. We do this together with, among others, Jelle van Baardewijk, who received the incentive prize at this event. Jelle is a lecturer in business ethics and has a fascinating perspective on our field. The event is preceded by the annual ALV. We will conclude with a BBQ and all this provided at the ROSARIUM in AMSTERDAM (near station RAI). Start 16.00 hours.

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Agenda ALV 6-7-2023

Minutes last General Members Meeting 30-5-2022

Of course we would like to have some footage of our Summerevent. Therefore we would like to point out that pictures will be taken during the event. With this footage we wish to create beautiful impressions for promotional purposes. If you do not want to have your picture taken please inform us on entering the event.

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On Friday 7 October 2022, VCO celebrated its 20+ year anniversary.

The location, the program, speakers, and the presence of more than 160 guests made the day an unforgettable event. Inspired from multiple angles by the stage, break out, and panel sessions. Provided with ‘food for thought’ by speakers Eric Smit, Emanuel van Praag and Jack Esselink. In between, George Parker held up a mirror to us and showed us how quickly you can get into tunnel vision. All this under the leadership of chairman Michelle Fisser.

Meet and network. Ideas for new expertise groups took shape. And in line with VCO’s strategy to grow even more into the professional organization for professionals in the field of Ethics, Compliance, and Integrity. On to the next 20 years!


Working together is the key to success

To achieve our mission, we work together with external Partners. This enables us as a community to get more insights, gain support on specific fields of interest, to collect and share content, and whatever may be of interest to us and vice versa for our Partners. As a community with an independent responsibility, we want to be transparent about our Partnerships. We are always searching for more Partners who support our mission. Please contact Michelle Fisser if you are interested.

We divide the group of Partners in various groups being:
- Content partner
- Media partner: Risk and Compliance platform Europe, Van Doorne
- Community partner: ENFCO, Norea, NBA
- Special purpose partner
- Evenement partner: BDO