SWEDISH SUMMARY: Affärsetik är central för alla bolags och branschers rykten och trovärdighet. Läkemedelsindustrin har ett tycker jag oförtjänt dåligt rykte. Det etiska regelverk som branschen har implementerat borde ses som ett föredöme för många andra verksamheter. Lär dig mer via den fråga-svarsbank som LIF (Läkemedelsindustriföreningen) har skapat.
I guess everyone agrees that business etichs are a very important and crucial part of a CSR-plattform. Ethics play a central role when building trust, reputation and credibility. It is also critical in maintaining fair competition between competitors, and hence of great importance in all market-driven economies.
I am often surprised that stakeholders to the pharmaceutical industry is not fully aware of the very strong system of ethical rules that apply to all our business. I actually think that the ethical rules of the pharmaceutical industry could serve as a role model for several other industries and operations. The rules are applicable when doing business with a whole range of different stakeholders.
In order to make it easier for people within the industry, as well as outside the industry, to understand the rules, LIF (the Swedish Association of the Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry) has launched a Q&A-database. Use it – it is a strong tool!