Society has increasingly high expectations for ethical behavior from global healthcare companies – expectations that very often go beyond what is legally required. We are taking steps to ensure our standards align with these expectations.
Ethics & Compliance
We are committed to creating a culture of integrity and trust through strict adherence to the Novartis Code of Conduct.
State of California Declaration of Compliance
To the best of our knowledge, as of January 1, 2017, Sandoz is in material compliance with its Comprehensive Compliance Program and the requirements of the California Health & Safety Code. It is Sandoz’s expectation that all employees and contractors comply with its Comprehensive Compliance Program and all policies that support the program. Sandoz is committed to assessing ongoing compliance with its Comprehensive Compliance Program, which is designed to prevent, detect and address potential or actual instances of non-compliance.
We are committed to transparent reporting – a central part of our UN Global Compact obligations. Our Annual Report serves as our primary reporting mechanism for corporate responsibility, and we have published a combined financial and CR report since 2000.
The CR Performance Report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, with disclosure at “comprehensive” level, making it the first comprehensive level-report in the healthcare industry.