Governance for Ethics and Integrity

May 5, 2017

Ethics in business is much more than following the rules. To us, it is leading by example, setting the tone at the top, having the courage to make difficult decisions, living our values and creating the right culture in our organization. That’s why Mylan is committed to conducting business in accordance with the highest ethical standards and applicable laws.

Our compliance program is a great expression of this commitment. It starts with our board of directors, which has an established compliance committee comprising non-executive independent members. The committee oversees our chief compliance officer’s efforts to manage and continually enhance our global compliance program. Our chief compliance officer serves on Mylan’s executive governance team and reports to the board’s compliance committee and to our CEO. This structure provides broad perspective as well as independence.

We have a dedicated team of compliance professionals across the regions where we operate. In addition, Mylan’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics serves as a key steering document for our entire workforce and is available in 30 languages. It sets forth guiding principles that inform our policies and standards, and reflect our values.


Mylan prohibits bribery and corruption in any form, everywhere we do business. We define bribery as offering, accepting or providing, directly or indirectly, anything of value to improperly influence a person's decision. Our Anti-Corruption policy also defines and prohibits facilitation payments.

All employees must undergo business ethics training and we require dedicated anti-corruption training for employees with relevant job responsibilities. Mylan also trains business partners who interact with government officials on our behalf.

All employees are encouraged to speak up if they suspect misconduct. Mylan makes available a Compliance Line run by an independent third party for this purpose. Regardless of how a report is made, Mylan prohibits retaliation against any employee for making a good-faith report of suspected misconduct.

Learn more about Mylan's values and our corporate governance commitment.

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