ASPEN PHARMACARE HOLDINGS LIMITED AND IT’S SUBSIDIARIES (“Aspen”)
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
Aspen is a global supplier of specialty and branded pharmaceuticals with an extensive range of products that provide treatment for a broad spectrum of acute and chronic conditions experienced through all stages of life.
- Values – we are driven by our commitment to our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Commitment and Teamwork.
- Supply Chain – the Aspen Supplier Code of Conduct is incorporated into agreements that Aspen concludes with suppliers and service providers.
- Assurance – aligned to Aspen’s ethics management programme, employees are required to certify, on an annual basis, that they have read, understood and agree to abide by the Aspen Code of Conduct. Aspen subscribes to a Tip-Off Hotline in multiple jurisdictions, which allows Aspen stakeholders to anonymously report suspected unethical behaviour by any person who is employed by or has a business relationship with Aspen, including, but not limited to, suspected breaches of the Aspen Supplier Code of Conduct.
- Training – mandatory ethics training is conducted with all employees on an annual basis to ensure that the principles of ethical business conduct are understood and implemented.
As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, Aspen has committed to support the ten principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, including principles 4 and 5, which call for the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour and the effective abolition of child labour.
Part of the above commitment entails compliance with applicable laws, and we are therefore committed to addressing the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and equivalent legislation in the jurisdictions in which we operate.
We acknowledge our obligations pursuant to the applicable laws and endeavour to create a culture of transparency and compliance within our business and our supply chains.
This statement also complies with Sec 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
DEPUTY GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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