t 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
PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRITY: BMS Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics provides a summary of the important policies and procedures in conducting the company's business in a legal, ethical and responsible manner.
The Principles of Integrity provide specific guidance to company employees to assist with compliance to these policies and procedures. Good corporate governance is essential to the integrity of the company and helps ensure that Bristol-Myers Squibb meets the highest standards of moral and ethical behavior in all of its business activities.
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.
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.
Sharps Management Plan
Instructs the safe collection and proper disposal of waste sharps.
Patient Groups in Europe
We support patient organizations across Europe through partnerships, grants and charitable contributions in our specified disease areas: