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Responsible Business Practices

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We are committed to demonstrating integrity in everything we do. What we do at Alcon is critical to help people see better; how we conduct our business in the workplace, in the marketplace, and in society determines our success as a business. We believe in conducting our business fairly and ethically and in a manner consistent with all applicable legal and industry code requirements.


Code of Business Conduct

Our Code of Business Conduct (“Code”) serves as the foundation of our Integrity and Compliance programme. Our Code defines what we stand for and how we conduct our business. All associates and members of the Board of Directors are expected to conduct company business consistent with the requirements of our Code.

Healthcare Professional Payment Transparency

Alcon Eye Care UK Limited (‘Alcon’) is proud of its collaborations. Working together with the NHS, its staff and patient groups is vital for improving outcomes for patients and ensuring they receive the best possible care. Patients benefit from these collaborations with new and improved medical devices, better services and care, and clinical teams that have benefited from education.

The disclosure of payments to individuals is an industry-led initiative, which Alcon fully supports and has fully complied with by providing the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries (ABPI) with a list of payments published on their website, where pharmaceutical company payments to individuals and healthcare organisations in the UK are listed.

Transparency across the public sector, including healthcare, is increasingly being demanded by the general public. Alcon has made every effort to encourage all individuals to disclose details of their payments, and is committed to continuing to work with all stakeholders to increase transparency around these relationships.

We believe that open communication about these interactions helps foster trust with patients, the NHS, and the public, and we are dedicated to full transparency. We are committed to working with integrity, upholding high ethical standards, and following all laws and regulations.

Ethics Helpline

As part of our robust speak-up culture, Alcon encourages and expects its associates to ask questions and report ethical concerns. Contact a member of management, Human Resources, Compliance, Legal, or the Alcon Ethics Helpline.
The Alcon Ethics Helpline is an independently managed, confidential online and telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in multiple languages. Concerns may be reported anonymously through the Helpline, where allowed under local law. For details about how to report, visit Alcon.Ethicspoint.com

Corporate Responsibility Materials

Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people's lives. Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine. We aspire to have a strong and sustainable culture defined by strong values which help us execute the Alcon strategy in line with our mission and vision. We collaborate closely with partners who share a common vision and complementary strengths to achieve success. Our strategy is to use science-based innovation to deliver better patient outcomes. We aim to lead in growing areas of healthcare.

Declarations required under the U.K. Modern Slavery Act and California law

Alcon UK Tax Strategy

Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) Policy

General Terms and Conditions of Sale

Hydrus Europe Terms and Conditions of Sale

Consignment Contract

Alcon UK Pension Scheme - Statement of Investment Principles (SIP)

Alcon UK Pension Scheme - Engagement Policy Implementation Statement

Alcon Ireland Gender Pay Gap Report 2022

Alcon Ireland Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

Alcon Eye Care UK Ltd Carbon Reduction Plan

Social Impact and Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility Reports

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