Global Business Ethics & Compliance
The Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program is dedicated to ensuring that our business is conducted with integrity and is compliant with applicable laws. This program is led by the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Officer, with guidance from the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Committee. They are supported by regional compliance officers and additional committees. The program consists of the following key elements:
The Apotex Code of Conduct and Business Ethics provides guidance to employees regarding the ethical, legal and compliance principles of the company. The Code of Conduct and Business Ethics is supplemented by various compliance policies, procedures and processes for individual business functions.
Training sessions and educational materials about expectations for compliant and ethical behaviour of employees.
Communication channels and tools for employees, customers and vendors to report concerns or misconduct, anonymously and without reprisals for employees (e.g., the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Helpline, www.ApoSpeaks.com).
Systems and procedures to assess adherence to the Code of Conduct and other compliance related matters, and to identify opportunities for enhancing ethical behaviours.
Taking appropriate action to validate and address issues, when concerns or allegations about misconduct or non-compliance arise.
April 1, 2019