War — an ethics disaster.
We at Ethicontrol have been fighting for a better world since our origination. We were sincere believers that integrity, compliance and transparency resulted as an ESG trend would save the world.
Unfortunately, the recent invasion of Russia into Ukraine puts a colossal threat not for Ukrainians but for the world for lessons which were not learned, including the finding that compliance will never work unless considered by the spirit and NOT by looking for loopholes.
Many global companies appeared to fail with compliance and traded with Russia in breach of sanctions connected to the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
We cannot stand aside from such a dramatic disaster in global ethics.
We are Ukrainians!
Ethicontrol was founded by Ukrainians and operated in Kyiv, Ukraine, apart from Germany and Estonia. For us, the security of our team members and the resilience of the IT platform is paramount. Therefore, we have enabled the business continuity plan to ensure the sustainability of our operations. Unfortunately, some of our team members remain in occupied areas.
What does this situation mean for our customers?
With regards to the use of our platform – nothing. We at Ethicontrol have been preparing for these circumstances and were already mainly working remotely to ensure no disruptions in the support and development of our products. Although our office is located in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, we securely host all of our infrastructure and user data on Linode servers located in Germany or Microsoft Azure servers globally. At the same time, our back-office resides in Estonia.
We have enjoyed working for our clients all these years and appreciate all the trust you have put into our company. We will not disappoint your expectations.
So in our day-to-day operations, nothing is going to change for you. The Ethicontrol platform will continue to work flawlessly and receive timely updates. In addition, our support team will keep responding to all your messages.
We want to say thank you for all the incredible messages of support you have sent our way.
Stand with Ukraine
When the invasion started, Ethicontrol joined the efforts to help Ukraine right away. Aside from donating funds and volunteering on-site, we have transferred our office equipment as humanitarian aid.
We have also decided to grant special discounts to Ukrainian companies during martial law and extended our non-profit grant program to humanitarian and volunteer organisations in Ukraine.
Since our founding, we did not have business operations in Russia or Russian-owned companies and we will continue such policy.
However, there is never enough help. So if you want to contribute, here is how you can do that.
Do business with Ukrainians
Support the initiative to work with the best companies regarding quality and cost balance. Visit https://www.dobizwithua.com/ and find an extensive catalog of verified companies from Ukraine with the best experience and proven credentials.
Support Ukrainian Army
You can help the Ukrainian army by donating to a bank account set up by the National Bank of Ukraine or an NGO supporting military and territorial defence forces.
Donate to humanitarian initiatives
You can donate funds or help by providing medicine, blankets, food packs, and other necessities.
Follow and use #StandWithUkraine hashtag on your social media to indicate your support and drive the world’s attention to the cause.