Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct has been developed to promote ethical behaviour from all our employees and is based on our foundation of core company values. The core principle is that each one of us must take individual responsibility for our actions and behave ethically and compliantly. It includes companywide and local employment policies, procedures and practices, including equal opportunities and diversity, non-harassment, violence prevention and family-friendly policies, which in many instances exceed the minimum local statutory requirements. It also includes business ethics policies, procedures and practices on transparency, independence and impartiality, risk management, data protection, corrupt practices, confidentiality, insider dealing, competition and anti-trust matters. A comprehensive section on whistle-blowing encourages our employees to report any concerns and provides for them to do so with anonymity.
Find out more about our Code of Conduct.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption
Our expanding commercial activities sometimes mean that we find ourselves operating in parts of the world where bribery and corruption are still prevalent. We take a zero-tolerance approach to this illegal activity and we are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter it. In 2012 we engaged the services of Trace International to assist us with global anti-bribery compliance assessments. We have also implement our Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy and provide training for all employees.
The Sunshine Act and Open Payments Program
In March 2010, as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, US Congress enacted the National Physicians Payment Transparency Program. This law, commonly referred to as the “Sunshine Act,” requires manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologics, and medical supplies to report to the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on an annual basis certain payments or “transfers of value” to physicians and teaching hospitals. The law is intended to provide transparency into the relationships between industry and healthcare providers.
BTG is committed to complying with the requirements of the Sunshine Act and corresponding state laws. As such we are currently preparing to capture and report all data required by law.
Find out more about the Sunshine Act and Open Payments Program and whether it affects you by referring to BTG’s Sunshine Act and Open Payments Program brochure.
Human Rights and Anti-Slavery
BTG respects numerous international standards including the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We have developed a Human Rights Statement including information on the activities that we undertake and defining the companywide standards that we adhere to.
Our company values
A foundation of strong core values lies at the heart of our company culture.