This report also communicates our ongoing support for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), where we have been committed members since 2007. Our commitment to conducting business ethically has helped us fully align our business with the ten principles of the UNGC which address human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
Since joining Hikma in 2018, I have been impressed with our people’s passion for taking a hands-on approach to improving lives and helping people. Our commitment to the communities in which we work and the wider world that we live in extends back to our earliest days. We are proud that it is still a fundamental part of who we are as a company.
Ensuring sustainability is considered at the highest decision-making levels in Hikma is important to our success now and in the future. Nearly ten years ago, we established board-level oversight of our sustainability and ethics policies. Today, the Compliance, Responsibility and Ethics committee continues to oversee and strengthen our sustainability work – developing local and international programmes to deliver better health and education to those in need, and pursuing policies that minimise our carbon footprint and demonstrate responsible stewardship of natural resources.
I am proud of our commitment to sustainability and of the work we do across the Hikma world. While we’ve made great strides, there is always more to do. We know that it is only by pushing ourselves to do more, and do better, that we can continue to keep our promise of putting better health, within reach, every day.
Siggi Olafsson Chief Executive Officer
Our sustainability strategy
We are passionate about serving our patients and supporting the communities where we operate. For more than 40 years, we have been guided by the simple belief that when world-class medicine is put within people's reach, it transforms lives and communities.
As the driving force behind Hikma’s growth and success, our people are our most valuable asset. We take our commitment to developing their skills, protecting their health and safety and celebrating a culture of diversity very seriously.
We are committed to monitoring and minimising our environmental impacts. We continue to make our operations more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
Our strategy in action
Operating responsibly and ethically
Aligning with the UNSDG's
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals adopted by world leaders in 2015 to deliver the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They aim to end poverty, fight inequalities and protect the environment.
Hikma supports the SDGs and in 2017, we selected six goals to focus on that are aligned with our business and values.
Learn more about the UN SDGs here
About our reporting
Our corporate reporting is aligned with guidelines for non-financial reporting for London Stock Exchange-listed companies. This includes matters relevant to the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, in line with the requirements of the Companies Act 2016 sections 414C(7)(b).
We also follow leading global frameworks and principles linked to sustainability issues.