Ethics & Corporate Responsibility

Living Our Values

Geneva sets itself apart by offering all partners a high level of service and expertise through a commitment to shared values of Integrity, Superior Customer Service, Quality, Innovation, Teamwork, and Respect For All.

Code of Ethics

Geneva values and upholds the highest ethical and professional standards and best practices in all of our working relationships and endeavors. Geneva has a responsibility to conduct its activities ethically and in compliance with federal, state, and local laws; regulations; and corporate standards. Our organization fosters visionary governance, exemplary management, excellent service and program delivery, and exceptional employees. Geneva’s services and programs are consistent with our stated mission and our employees are required to act honestly and maintain ethical work standards.

Strong Governance

Geneva’s Board of Directors ensures the organization achieves its mission and creates a vision to attain greater potential and success in the future. Board oversight is fundamental in ensuring the viability and longevity of the organization, and Geneva’s Board members remain committed to successfully meeting their fiduciary obligations and governance responsibilities. A primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is to govern Geneva’s effectiveness, vitality, and sustainability. Geneva’s Board members graciously volunteer their service and embrace their responsibility, engage productively, and contribute financially.

Scientific Oversight

Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) provides scientific consult, advisement, and direction to Geneva’s senior leadership, program directors, principal investigators, and research administrators. The SAB suggests solutions to promote and strengthen research objectives and provides assistance when a significant change in scientific conduct becomes necessary. The SAB serves as a strategic partner alongside the researcher to ensure the science remains relevant, sustainable, and innovative. Geneva’s SAB consists of independent members who are knowledgeable in one or more of the scientific or technical disciplines appropriate to the understanding of military medical research. Learn more about Geneva’s SAB here.

Regulatory & Legal Compliance

Geneva conducts research of the highest standards and adheres to applicable laws and regulations to ensure the protection and confidentiality of all human participants. Geneva maintains robust policies and systems that guide us in adhering to the highest standards of legal compliance.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) ensures that our research activities meet ethical standards and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Risk Management

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, federal agencies and third-party public accounting firm audit Geneva regularly.

Donor Confidentiality

Geneva is committed to protecting the confidentiality of our donors and does not disclose Donor-Related Information to any third parties. The identity of all who connect with us through our website, postal mail, and email is kept confidential and internal unless authorized by the donor. Geneva is proud to have earned the Silver Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information to enable educated grant-giving decisions.

Reporting Ethical Concerns

Geneva is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. This is especially relevant in instances where an employee believes violations of policies or standards have occurred. It is extremely important to us that we conduct our business according to the highest ethical standards at all times. In situations where employees prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, employees are encouraged to utilize a third-party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. Employees are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our Whistleblower Policy, as well as ask for guidance related to standard operating practices and providing positive suggestions and stories.

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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Geneva maintains the broader public interest as we advance our mission. We look for opportunities to partner with those in the private and public sectors and maintain the expectation that all Geneva representatives conduct themselves with honesty and integrity to safeguard Geneva’s solid reputation.