At Bristol Myers Squibb, our values and principles guide every decision we make and commit us to the highest standard of moral and ethical behavior. We promise to act on our belief that the priceless ingredient of every product we make is the integrity of its maker.
Principles of Integrity
BMS Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics embodies our high standards of ethical behavior and forms the basis for our interactions with our employees, patients, customers, shareholders and the global community.
The Principles of Integrity is an important overview of the ways in which we bring these principles to life in everything we do, in every part of our company. These principles are the building blocks for our company policies, and they provide a common framework for how we interact with our colleagues, conduct business with our partners and suppliers, and serve our patients and the many communities in which we operate around the world.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Directors
The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Directors provides directors of Bristol Myers Squibb guidance with respect to recognizing and handling areas of ethical issues, as well as information on how to report unethical conduct. This code applies to all directors of Bristol Myers Squibb and is intended to help foster a culture of openness and accountability at the company.
Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers
The Audit Committee has adopted a Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers that supplements the Principles of Integrity by providing more specific requirements and guidance on certain topics. This code applies to the chief executive officer, the chief financial officer, the controller, the treasurer and the heads of major business units.
Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics for Third Parties
We recognize that third parties have an important role in our success. We strive to conduct business only with third parties who share our commitment to the Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics for Third Parties (3P Standards). We encourage third parties to adopt and apply the 3P Standards, and to have processes and/or systems in place to support operating in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and industry codes. Specific requirements for adherence to the 3P Standards are included in contracts with third parties.