Human rights and modern slavery
We are committed to upholding the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the core labour standards set out by the International Labour Organization (ILO). We are also a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a voluntary global standard on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
We believe governments have a responsibility to define and enforce a legal framework for human rights in accordance with international laws and agreements. Businesses also have responsibilities. We have direct control over human rights in our own operations and aim to act responsibly across all our spheres of influence which includes our employees, suppliers, local communities and society more broadly.
We have undertaken an independent third-party assessment to help us understand the potential human rights impacts associated with our business. This identified seven priority areas: access to health care, air quality impact relating to propellants, clinical trial standards, employment practices, patient safety, product counterfeiting and use of third-party suppliers. Our efforts in each of these areas are outlined in the relevant sections of our Responsible Business Supplement (PDF).
Read our Human Rights Statement (PDF).
Read our Modern Slavery Act statement (PDF).
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Working with third parties
We aim to build strong relationships with third parties that support our business and share our values