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Sustainability at AstraZeneca

Good governance is crucial to ensuring we are well managed, can deliver our strategic priorities and meet stakeholder expectations. Our sustainability framework is the vehicle for managing commitments that are agreed across the Group, taking account of external stakeholder insights and internal reputational risk assessment. Our SET manages our sustainability framework and Non- Executive Director Geneviève Berger oversees implementation and reporting to the Board. Members of the SET also sponsor key sustainability areas of special focus.

Our Sustainability Council is chaired by our Vice President of Corporate Affairs and members include senior leaders from across the business. The Council’s agenda is focused on driving long-term value creation by agreeing:

  • Sustainability priorities for the Group
  • Performance metrics and setting targets for cross-business activities
  • Appropriate policy positions to support AstraZeneca’s business objectives and reputation management.

The Council is supported by a Sustainability Working Group of SET area representatives. Among other things, they continually review external issues with the potential to affect AstraZeneca.

All senior managers throughout the Group are accountable for operating responsibly within their areas, taking into account national, functional and site issues and priorities. Line managers are accountable for ensuring that their teams understand sustainability standards and that people are clear about what is expected of them.

Our Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct describes the standards we require and provides high level guidance on how these are to be translated into consistent actions worldwide. Compliance with our Code is mandatory.

Download the Code in English (PDF 391kb)



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Find out more about our sustainability strategy and our approach to good governance.