Commitment to Integrity and Compliance
As a Novartis company, AAA shares Novartis’ aspiration of being a trusted leader in healthcare and reimagining nuclear medicine. To realize this vision, we need to earn and maintain the trust of patients, associates, healthcare partners, shareholders and the society we serve.
We recognize society’s expectations of our industry and of AAA, and that we must go beyond just doing what is legal in order to meet legitimate expectations of society.
Our aim is to prevent issues from occurring, drive personal accountability for behaviors, and generate learnings that can be applied across the organization. We do not tolerate unethical behavior by our associates anywhere, are committed to the highest ethical standards and take all necessary steps to ensure compliance with our Code of Conduct and all applicable laws, regulations and industry codes. At the same time, as the number of AAA associates throughout the world grows, we cannot exclude the possibility of misconduct by individuals. We therefore have extensive measures in place in an effort to ensure that reports of suspected misconduct are investigated thoroughly. Where misconduct is found, we work to take swift and appropriate action.
With a goal of ensuring accountability of local country organizations, our management includes integrity and compliance as part of standard business reviews. We work to identify and mitigate risk exposure proactively so it can be reviewed and discussed at a management level.
Our goal is to maintain consistent standards of business practices across AAA, ultimately enabling us to provide the best possible care for patients globally.
The Global Ethics, Risk & Compliance function designs and implements compliance programs associated with the Novartis Code of Conduct (PDF 6.2 MB), Anti-Bribery Policy (PDF 0.4 MB), Professional Practices Policy (P3) (PDF 1.0 MB), and Conflicts of Interest Policy (PDF 0.5 MB). Each Novartis division, including AAA, and Group function has a Global Integrity & Compliance Officer who drives the implementation of these programs, with the goal of ensuring ethical business practices by all associates.
- Code of Conduct
Ensuring compliance with ethical and legal standards starts with encouraging a culture of integrity. We establish, embed and enforce integrity standards across AAA through our Code of Conduct.
- Anti-Bribery Policy
We do not tolerate bribery or corruption in our operations and our Anti-Bribery Policy explicitly states expectations for all associates.
- Professional Practices
We apply a single set of ethical principles to daily decision-making regarding any customer interaction and professional practice-related activity.
- Data Privacy
We are committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of all patients, employees, consumers and investors.