Our Company Social Responsibility

Ipsen has a responsibility to society, to the health of patients, and for the well-being of our employees, communities and the planet.

Our Responsibility

Ipsen has a responsibility to society, to the health of patients, and for the well-being of our employees, communities and the planet. Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach is built on three pillars – employees, communities and the environment – and it is fully embedded in our company strategy, contributing to the sustainability of our business model and based on a strong ethical culture. Our three pillars are aligned with the United Nations’ internationally recognized Sustainable Development Goals.

Ipsen is also highly committed to fighting against corruption, and received the ISO 37001 certification for anti-corruption management systems in December 2021.

Our standards of business integrity are also outlined in our Code of Conduct.

For Patients

Our Commitment

Patients are the heart of everything we do. Our focus on the fields of oncology, rare disease and neuroscience enables us to develop an ever greater understanding of patients’ needs and experiences. Our objective is to take patient-centricity to the next level by truly impacting medical care and patient outcomes in our therapeutic areas, notably by building a deep understanding of the patient journey. Patient insights are essential to challenge the status quo, while collaboration with healthcare systems can bring about advancements for patients around the world.

Learn more about Ipsen’s approach to working with patients and advocacy organizations


With regulators and payers, we work to secure broad availability of our medicines across the world. We carefully follow and monitor local regulations regarding the promotion, packaging and sales of products to maintain access for all patients. We are also doing our part to make the world a more just and equitable place. Ipsen partners with Access Accelerated, a not-for-profit that works in communities that lack sufficient access to healthcare to address non-communicable diseases.

Fondation Ipsen

For decades, Fondation Ipsen has worked to improve lives by providing scientific information to the public and connecting the scientific community. It was established in 1983, under the aegis of the Fondation de France. Since then, it has contributed to major advances in biological and medical research by organizing numerous scientific conferences. The Fondation also encouraged creativity in the scientific community by awarding prizes to innovative researchers, with a particular focus on neuroscience, endocrinology, longevity and oncology.

Learn more about Fondation Ipsen

For Society

Operating Ethically and Transparently

In every stakeholder interaction, Ipsen complies with the highest ethics and compliance standards. On top of our own Ipsen Code of Conduct, we also follow the Codes of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), as well as local Codes such as that of the UK Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), a reference in the field.

For Our Communities

We constantly seek new ways to help patients, their caregivers and healthcare providers, and for the benefit of all, we strive to build a healthier world. Through a combination of Ipsen Community Day efforts and well-being programs like Ipsen in Motion, we encourage all employees to give back to the communities in which we live and work. We empower all Ipsen employees to spend half a day volunteering as part of our Community Day initiative.

2020 Key Facts

  • We made a €2M donation to Institut Pasteur to fund vital COVID-19 research.
  • One in four employees took part in Ipsen’s Community Day.
  • Our Ipsen in Motion initiative raised €50,000 toward medical research.
  • We outperformed our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria, allowing us to donate €70,000 to International Health Partners.

For Our Employees

We care for our employees as much as we care for our patients. We believe all employees should be treated fairly, and we work diligently ensure the health, safety and engagement of our teams.

  • We encourage internal promotion and enable everyone at Ipsen to develop their leadership skills through our Ipsen Leadership Pathway.
  • We promote diversity and inclusion through largescale initiatives and workplace discussions, such as our World Café online forum.
  • We support employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurturing their mental and physical well-being as they adapt to new ways of working.

Key Facts

  • 13 countries worldwide where Ipsen is recognized as an awarded employer
  • 97% of employees formalized a development plan with their manager in 2020
  • We have been implementing a global benefits standard that is applicable in every country where we have employees. This includes access to health insurance, maternity and paternity leave, life insurance and retirement.
To learn more about working at Ipsen, visit our careers page.

For the Environment

At Ipsen, we are conscious that focusing on people and communities also means taking care of the planet, and climate change is the challenge of our generation. We are committed to playing our part in creating a more sustainable future, and our sustainability programs will reduce our environmental footprint and help preserve our natural world.

  • At the Dreux, FR site, employees have identified and actively monitor populations of endangered fish species native to the area. The team’s efforts ensure their safe navigation of the stream that passes through the site.
  • We have far exceeded our targets for carbon emissions reductions and are in a strong position to meet our goals.

Key Facts

  • 12% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2019*
  • 16% decrease in energy use since 2016
  • 8% reduction in carbon emissions in 2020 alone, far surpassing our 3% target*
    *intensity achievements (tons of CO2 per square meter)
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