Follow-up on a Report

About NAVEX and EthicsPoint™

NAVEX’s goal is to ensure that you can communicate issues and concerns associated with illegal, unethical, or inappropriate conduct safely and honestly with an organization's management. We strive to make reporting issues and concerns as straightforward and uncomplicated as possible. The EthicsPoint™ tool will guide you through the process while maintaining your confidentiality and, if you choose, anonymity at each step.

How to Submit a Report Using EthicsPoint™

To submit an online report:

  1. Select the country in which you are located, the country in which the violation took place, and the category of your relationship to the foundation.
  2. Instructions to make a report by phone will display for users who do not wish to use this web portal.
  3. Click on the Violation Category that best describes the conduct you are reporting.
  4. Review and agree to the EthicsPoint Terms and Conditions and review and accept the foundation’s Supplemental Privacy Notice for Reporters of Improper Conduct.
  5. Complete the reporting form.
  6. Create a password and record the report key you are assigned. Your password and report key will enable you to follow-up on your report.

Make a Report

EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service:
Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to acting lawfully, ethically, and with integrity. We encourage you to raise concerns and thank you for taking the time to visit this site.


The purpose of this site is to provide information and tools for reporting possible illegal, unethical, or improper conduct, as outlined in foundation policies, grant agreements, contracts, and the foundation’s Code of Conduct. Use of this site is voluntary, and foundation policy prohibits foundation employees from retaliating against individuals who report in good faith what they perceive to be wrongdoing, violations of law, or unethical conduct.

Reporting Options

  1. If you think an employee or partner (such as a grantee or contractor) of the foundation may have violated foundation policies, grant agreements, contracts or our Code of Conduct, please refer this issue to a member of the foundation’s Human Resources, Legal, or Assurance and Risk Management teams.
  2. You can also speak to any of the following individuals, who are familiar with and committed to ensuring compliance with the foundation’s policies and Code of Conduct:
    • Lauren Bright, Chief Legal Officer
    • Shana Tarbell, Chief Operating Officer
    • Sonia Vora, Chief Human Resources Officer
    • Mark Suzman, Chief Executive Officer
    • Pallavi Wahi, external legal counsel at K&L Gates
    • Elmar Vinh-Thomas, Director, Assurance and Enterprise Risk Management
  3. You may also submit a report to NAVEX through its EthicsPoint™ online and phone-based reporting system.

In some countries, regulations restrict how a service may be used to report concerns. For example, local laws may:

  • Limit the topic of concern to certain areas of compliance such as anti-bribery, auditing and accounting, banking, and financial matters
  • Prohibit anonymous reports
  • Disallow reports concerning foundation personnel except employees in key or management functions

Accordingly, the foundation may be limited in its ability to respond to a report submitted through EthicsPoint™ depending on the country of your location or where the reported conduct took place.