Ethical business culture
What is Ethical business culture at AstraZeneca?
An ethical business culture is an imperative against a background of reputational, legal, regulatory and long-term sustainability risks, and we are committed to increasing public trust in our industry. We drive the highest standards of conduct and accountability beyond compliance, including, but not limited to, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, product safety, use of human tissue and animals for research, human rights, and building supplier capabilities to uphold high social standards.
The key elements of our commitment to an ethical business culture are:
- Our Code of Ethics and Values, which guide everything we do and ensure that we deliver life-changing medicines in a responsible way. Additional requirements at the local and business-unit levels complement our Code
- Values-based decision making. We know that setting rules is not enough — which is why we emphasise Values-based decision making. We encourage our workforce to adopt a sustainability mindset that embraces our core Values
- Being visible and transparent about our business. In today's information-seeking society, our actions add more value by being visible. Transparency supports learning and development for our employees, suppliers and partners. It also meets expectations of patients, investors and broader society