We seek transparency and dialogue with all stakeholders to improve our understanding of their needs. These stakeholders include patient associations, healthcare providers, shareholders, employees, authorities, the environment and local communities. We consult and engage with all our stakeholders on a regular basis and incorporate their feedback into the company’s strategy and risk management.

Healthcare Professionals

Our day-to-day business activities include regular contact with physicians and other healthcare professionals. Our communications focuses on providing information about our medicines, the diseases they treat and the benefits and risks associated with their use.

In 2017, Idorsia's payments to Healthcare Professionals or Healthcare Organisations in Switzerland amounted to CHF 145,690.

Investors

Idorsia regularly offers the availability of Investor Relations personnel and senior management to the company’s capital market stakeholders. This includes presenting the company’s progress and opportunities for future growth at healthcare conferences, and visiting its clients to offer a better understanding of the company, its performance and its growth potential.

Where possible Idorsia also welcomes institutional investors and sell-side analysts to its headquarters to experience the company's culture and view the established drug discovery capabilities.

Idorsia also holds an Annual General Meeting of shareholders as an opportunity for the Board of Directors to report to the company’s shareholders on the progress made in the previous 12 months.

Employees

Idorsia can only achieve its ambitious goal to develop Idorsia into Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company if we have an engaged workforce, with a clear sense of purpose and confidence in their abilities. To achieve this we recognize the need to provide effective leadership, clear targets, open lines of communication, learning and development opportunities and a safe workplace.

In addition to employee briefings, we use a wide range of electronic media to communicate regularly with our employees. Feedback opportunities are integrated into our internal communication programs and, in addition, our Code of Conduct outlines the procedures for employees to raise any potential concerns that he or she may have.

Materiality Analysis

From the first day of operations, we have had a strong governance framework in place, with a broad range of supporting policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines (such as our Code of Business Conduct), driving a culture of integrity.

As we have become operationally independent, we have taken control of monitoring our performance on topics important to our stakeholders, such as the impact of our efforts on the environment and the communities in which we live. We are in the process of setting up a materiality analysis and associated stakeholder engagement activities to lay the foundations for future sustainability reporting.