Ipsen endeavors to enforce the highest ethical standards. To this end, the Group implemented an Ethics and Compliance program to ensure that Ipsen's practices comply with applicable laws and regulations as well as with its own code of ethics. The program also sets out to promote a culture of integrity and transparency across the organization.
The Ethics and Compliance program is based on four fundamental principles: patient care, protecting innovation, fair competition in the market place and integrity.
Patient care: Ipsen's primary objective is to meet unmet medical needs and to use its knowledge, expertise and technology to provide effective therapeutic solutions that cater to patient needs.
Protecting innovation: innovation is at the heart of Ipsen’s business. Intellectual property rights are a major issue for the Group, which seeks to protect its innovations, brands and copyrights. In addition, in order to protect its innovations, Ipsen has developed an information security policy that applies to all Group entities and staff.
Fair competition: through its medical excellence, the quality of its products, and the quality of the associated information, Ipsen seeks to outperform its competitors through honest, legal means. The Group is careful to ensure that it competes fairly on the market and complies with applicable legal requirements wherever it operates.
Integrity: Ipsen acts with integrity and honor in its dealings with all stakeholders: patients, healthcare professionals, public authorities, public officials, shareholders and staff.