Building trust through quality

We are building trust through quality in everything we do.

We are committed to upholding the highest ethical and product quality standards in the conduct of our global business operations.

We focus on maintaining high ethical standards within our organisation and across our value chain, strengthening ethics and compliance through continuous development, training and certifications and upholding the principles of universal human rights and safeguarding against modern slavery practices within our organisation and with our suppliers.

Operating responsibly and ethically and protecting patients
Code of Conduct

An important part of our culture is recognising that doing business with integrity is a shared responsibility of everyone at Hikma. As such, we are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all facets of our business.

Code of conduct Our Code of Conduct (CoC) provides an overview of the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements and expectations for our employees, partners and those that we do business with.

We are committed to conducting our business with the highest ethical standards and responsibility, with no tolerance for bribery or corruption of any form. Hikma implements strong measures to prevent, deter, and detect bribery and corruption across all parts of its business.

Hikma has established a comprehensive anti-bribery framework that includes robust prevention measures, due diligence processes for third-party relationships, and reporting mechanisms, as well as providing channels for reporting any suspected violations.

You can read more within our Code of Conduct section.

Hikma's auditing and monitoring programme involves collaboration across various internal and external functions to ensure effective oversight and compliance. Multiple internal functions play a crucial role in monitoring compliance, maintaining quality and process integrity, and ensuring adherence to regulations and internal policies. Internal and external audits provide independent assessments of Hikma's operations, thereby validating our various compliance efforts.

This integrated approach aims to create a resilient framework which upholds the highest ethical standards, and promotes transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement.

Our Code of Conduct sets out behaviours we expect from our employees as we conduct our business, and provides an overview of our legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements.

Our Code of Conduct provides guidance to our employees and partners on the ethics of Hikma’s business activities through the identification and discussion of various risks associated with the business.

Hikma employees, officers and directors are trained on the Code of Conduct as part of their induction and employment. All employees undergo annual refresher training.

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Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out our values and principles that define what we stand for, along with the high-quality standards we expect from our ourselves, partners and suppliers. This code underpins our efforts to continue to strengthen our relationships, empower collaboration and build trust between us and everyone we work with, driving improved performance across our value chain.

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We believe in promoting a culture of compliance that encourages employees and third parties to raise any concerns about alleged violations of laws and regulations, or other behaviours or incidents that they believe, in good faith, do not comply with our Code of Conduct or Company policies and procedures.

Hikma is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want employees to feel comfortable in approaching their supervisors, management or Human Resources in instances where they believe violations of policies or standards have occurred or may occur.

In situations where reporters prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, our Speak Up platform provides both internal and external stakeholders a resource to raise concerns (confidentially and anonymously). Reports to the Speak-Up line may be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages via our hotline, hosted by Ethics Point.

Access our Speak Up Line here

Bribery and corruption zero tolerance
We have a zero tolerance policy for bribery and corruption at Hikma. As a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), we are subject to the regulations of the UK Listing Authority. We also comply with the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as global anti-corruption standards and local anti-bribery and corruption laws. Our Compliance, Responsibility and Ethics Committee (CREC), a Board-level committee, provides oversight of our global compliance programme and the management of associated risks, including bribery and corruption.
Defending the principles of human rights
We are committed to protecting human rights and upholding the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA). We take measures to ensure that modern slavery in the form of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of Hikma’s business or in those of our partners and suppliers.
Supporting freedom of association and collective bargaining
We support freedom of association and collective bargaining across our organisation so our people are fairly represented and their rights are protected.

Protecting patients

Our mission is fundamentally rooted in safeguarding the wellbeing and safety of our patients. We are committed to consistently gathering and assessing data regarding the safety of our products. This diligent approach allows us to proactively implement strategies to reduce risks to our patients, ensuring compliance with global pharmacovigilance regulations and standards.

Complying with Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Our marketed products (either manufactured by Hikma or outsourced through partners) comply with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs). We implement quality oversight on our suppliers, partners and sub-licensors to ensure that these stakeholders are in full compliance with regulatory standards and Hikma requirements. Quality Agreements are in place to focus on compliance to CGMPs and define each party’s responsibilities. Risk-based CGMP audits are also conducted on suppliers by our global quality team and other reputable third-party consultants.
Code of Conduct 98% of our employees completed annual compliance refresher training through 2023
FTSE4good ESG rating in 2023 remains at 3.2