Effective Corporate Governance
Celgene Corporation is proactive in ensuring that its policies and practices support strong corporate governance, transparency and accountability. The culture at Celgene is built on integrity, ethics, sound decision-making and behaviors that reflect our values and commitment to patients.
Our highly engaged and independent Board of Directors takes corporate governance seriously, helping us anticipate and incorporate leading best practices into our business model.
Corporate Governance Principles
Celgene’s Corporate Governance Principles provide the framework for the governance of the Company and assist the Board of Directors in exercising its responsibilities. These principles reflect the Board’s commitment to monitoring the effectiveness of policy and decision-making both at the Board and management level, with a view to maximizing stockholder value over the long term.
Financial Officer Code of Ethics
Celgene’s chief executive officer, chief financial officer and all members of the Finance Department abide by our Financial Officer Code of Ethics.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Celgene was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and accountability. These important concepts have provided the framework for our Corporate Values and our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
The Sustainability Committee manages and is responsible for decision-making on sustainability- related topics as well as reviewing the progress of corporate environmental initiatives, stakeholder engagement, public reporting, and other items as deemed appropriate. The Committee members are directly appointed by the Chief Executive Officer and include representatives of the Corporate Services, Finance, Technical Operations, Human Resources, Global Health, Corporate Affairs, Legal and the Global Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) departments.
Compliance and Ethics
Celgene’s Compliance and Ethics Program is designed to educate and foster an atmosphere where open communication of ethics and compliance inquiries is encouraged, and to provide all employees with a reasonable understanding of how to identify and report potential violations.
Celgene’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics outlines the key risk areas and the principles that guide our employees’ actions.
The Compliance and Ethics Hotline is available to both employees and non-employees to report any conduct or action that may appear inconsistent with Celgene policies or applicable law.
Public Policy Advocacy and Political Activity
Public policy engagement is an important and appropriate role for private sector companies. At Celgene, we believe it is essential to work with public policymakers to help ensure that the policy environment is supportive of patient access to life-changing medications and enhances the promise of medical innovation. Our public policy advocacy reflects our commitment to improving the lives of patients and advancing the course of human health through innovation and bold pursuits of science.
Celgene expects our suppliers to deliver sustainable solutions while operating at high ethical standards and adhering to fair business practices. These suppliers are part of regional, national and international supply chains that are involved in the manufacturing process for Celgene therapies. Celgene Procurement follows a Strategic Sourcing process to identify the best suppliers and works with internal teams to ensure we get the best value from our suppliers in terms of quality, cost, service and delivery.