Strong corporate governance to ensure compliance in all aspects of our business
Everything we do at Celgene is focused on a singular mission of improving the lives of patients worldwide. In order to fulfil this promise, we understand that we must instil trust in our colleagues, our patients, our partners and the public at large through our words and our actions.
To that end, we take compliance and our corporate governance policies seriously. The compliance culture at Celgene is built on integrity, ethics, sound decision-making and behaviours that sustain our values and commitment to patients.
Ethics & transparency
Celgene is proactive in ensuring our policies and practices support strong corporate governance, transparency and accountability. We continually review and enhance these policies as appropriate to ensure we are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations around the world.
We believe in working on a basis of transparency and disclosure – whether it is with patient associations, the NHS, policy-makers or within our employee base.
Code of conduct
Celgene was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and accountability. These important concepts have provided the framework for our Corporate Vision, Mission and Values, and form the foundation of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Every Celgene employee receives training on our Code. We expect that they read, understand and abide by the requirements set therein to ensure ethical business practices and compliance throughout our organisation.
In addition to our internal compliance policies we also abide to industry regulatory bodies codes of conduct:
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
This pharmaceutical industry association sets standards for the promotion of medicines to health professionals and appropriate administrative staff in the UK. It also covers information about prescription only medicines made available to the general public.
Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA)
The Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) administers The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry’s (ABPI) Code of Practice at arm’s length from the ABPI itself.
Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA)
Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) represents the international research-based pharmaceutical industry in Ireland. The IPHA Code has been prepared with a view to securing the adoption of high standards of conduct in the marketing of medicinal products to healthcare professionals.
Date of preparation: May 2015