As independence is one of its core values, Ethos provides no paid services to issuers. Should any exceptions occur, they must be disclosed in an adequate manner.
In line with Ethos’ in-house policy, Ethos’ staff and Directors are required, upon appointment, to sign the Charter of the Swiss Association of Pension Funds and the Ethical Code of the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts, which explicitly ban any activities that might entail conflicts of interest.
Ethos’ Code of Conduct as well as Ethos' internal regulations on conflicts of interest and gifts is publicly available:
https://www.ethosfund.ch/en/news-and-publications/reports-publications (in French and German only)