Our stakeholders value excellence in governance. We aim to provide greater transparency, applying the highest standards of integrity across the entire company. An example of best practice in governance is our updated Code of Business Conduct, which in 2015 was rated among the top 3 codes in Switzerland by KPMG. The revised Code underpins our commitment to integrity and sets out fundamental rules for interacting with others as we drive our business forward. Supporting policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines provide more detail on how our high-level commitments are to be applied in practice. All Actelion employees have undergone mandatory training to ensure compliance with the Code.
A new Code app has also been rolled out to all Actelion computers and mobile devices. Incorporating the key principles and the full Code in eleven languages, the app also offers instant access to compliance professionals and includes a practical “Moral Compass”, helping employees to evaluate important ramifications when taking decisions.