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We build trust when we make the right choices and act with integrity. Our unwavering commitment to ethics, quality and compliance improves our ability to serve patients and enhances our reputation and competitive advantage.
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Alexion employees at a white board

ETHICS Highlights


live anti-bribery/anti-corruption training workshops conducted around the world in 2018 and 2019 


of our total procurement spend was on small and diverse businesses in 2019 


percentage point increase in our 2019 CPA-Zicklin Index score for corporate spending transparency and accountability

Our Code  
of Ethics and Business Conduct 

In 2019, Alexion launched a refreshed Code of Ethics and Business Conduct that sets out basic principles applicable to all employees in a new structure and digital format. This Code is the foundation of Alexion’s overall program to ensure that all Alexion employees worldwide follow the appropriate standards and comply with all legal requirements in each country where we do business.

In 2019, we celebrated our second Integrity Matters Week, dedicating a week to demonstrating how integrity underscores everything we do and how we embrace its foundational role in our daily work.

Alexion employees collaborating over a computer
Hands at work

Alexion Leaders 
Speak about Compliance 

In 2019, several presentations supported our goal to be a key influencer of compliance standards across the industry.
  • Alexion’s Vice President of U.S. and Enterprise Compliance led the Legal and Compliance Leadership Summit at the 5th Annual Life Sciences Compliance Congress for Specialty Products.
  • Alexion’s Executive Director of R&D, Global Medical & External Funding Compliance co-presented on how to transform a policy-based compliance program into a robust, control-based program at the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) 18th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute.
  • Our Senior Vice President of International Compliance co-presented on anti-corruption compliance at Seton Hall Law School’s U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certificate Program.
Compliance champs: Group of Alexion international compliance champions

Compliance Champions

In 2019, we launched the International Compliance Champions program. Our Compliance Champions, from a wide range of functions and geographies, serve as an extension of our global International Compliance team. At the local level, they are tasked with listening to local issues and concerns, encouraging a speak-up culture, identifying opportunities to share successes or lessons, and raising needs for new guidance to address situation-specific needs. The program has an established governance structure to share insights, learnings and best practices.