Our Commitment

The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute (Gates MRI) is an organization where we are expected to act with integrity and honesty, be fair and respectful to colleagues and partners, follow the law, ensure disciplined stewardship of the Gates MRI’s assets and hold each other accountable. Our Code of Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting our duties and responsibilities with the highest standards of ethics.

Gates MRI is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. If you believe a colleague, vendor, or other third-party has engaged in inappropriate behavior, action or inaction in relation to Gates MRI activities, promptly bring the situation to the attention of your manager, the Head of Compliance & Risk Management, Legal, Human Resources, or the foundation’s outside legal counsel: Pallavi Mehta Wahi at 206.370.6648 or pallavi.wahi@klgates.com.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.