We condemn the use of forced labor and human trafficking as well as discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Gilead endeavors to select suppliers who share our ethical standards.
Our manufacturers of intermediate products affirmatively state in their agreements with us that they will comply with applicable laws, which would include laws that prohibit human slavery and trafficking. Similarly, our direct suppliers also state in their agreements with us that they will manufacture product in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice and in compliance with applicable local laws, which includes prohibitions on human slavery and trafficking.
Although our suppliers are generally not audited by an independent auditor without notice, we conduct audits of our suppliers, yearly or more frequently if necessary, to ensure continued compliance and accountability. These audits, along with the personal engagement of Gilead management and in-person meetings that are routine to the operation of our business with our partners and suppliers, allow us to every extent possible to identify, address and eradicate any violations of laws or our Code of Ethics wherever they could occur in the supply chain.
Suppliers found to use forced labor or human trafficking or who discriminate or otherwise act in a manner inconsistent with our corporate ethical standards would be terminated from the Gilead supply chain.
For 30 years, Gilead has advanced the care of people suffering from life-threatening illnesses, delivering substantial value to patients, healthcare systems and shareholders around the world.
At Gilead, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct; we expect the same of our suppliers. This Supplier Code of Conduct (hereby “Supplier Code”) reflects the business practices and principles of behavior that support this commitment. It should be considered against the backdrop of Gilead’s corporate core values of Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Inclusion and Excellence. We expect every supplier to read, understand and agree to the Code and its application to the performance of their supplier responsibilities.
The integrity and reputation of Gilead depends on the honesty, fairness and integrity of not only our employees but the suppliers and third parties that help support our day-to-day activities. In addition to complying with applicable laws, each of us is required to apply common sense, together with our own highest personal ethical standards, in making business decisions where there is no stated guideline in the Supplier Code. Unyielding personal integrity is the foundation of corporate integrity.
For comments or questions on the Supplier Code please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.