Ethical conduct

Find out how we ensure we act ethically and with integrity throughout our businesses.

Ethical conduct is a priority for GSK and we are committed to performance with integrity. We have robust policies and compliance processes covering all our operations, including the way we reward our sales representatives, how we market our medicines and vaccines, and how we work with stakeholders.

Our compliance programmes embed the same standards across our business units in different countries. These include our Code of Conduct which outlines how all employees should apply our Values and Behaviours, and our Code of Practice for Promotion and Scientific Engagement (PDF), which applies to all employees involved in sales and marketing as well as third parties acting on our behalf.

We expect all our employees and suppliers to live our values. Mandatory annual training ensures our people know our Code of Conduct, and we measure their performance not just by what they deliver, but how they deliver them in line with our values.

Catrina, employee, in an office at GSK China, in Shanghai
Catrina, GSK China

All GSK employees have access to whistleblowing mechanisms that they can use to get advice and to report suspected cases of misconduct – anonymously if required.

Anti-bribery and Corruption

We have zero tolerance for bribery or corruption in any form. Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABAC) programme includes risk assessments, standards and additional training for people working in high risk areas. Since 2016, we also carry out anti-bribery and corruption training for third parties, seeking to ensure that the third parties we work with have the appropriate risk awareness and therefore ability to manage it. For more detailed information on our approach to ethical conduct and our performance, see our Responsible Business Supplement.