Our commitment to doing business ethically and responsibly is an essential part of Idorsia’s culture, which is highlighted in our company behaviors and role-modeled by our leaders. To formalize this commitment, we have put in place a number of internal codes and processes to ensure compliance with external legal requirements from health authorities and other regulators in the countries where we operate. We do not tolerate any violation of external regulations or internal codes.

We have established internal frameworks and mechanisms to ensure compliance and maintain high standards of business ethics across the company. These include our Code of Business Conduct, Anti‑Corruption and Anti-Bribery Policy, Whistleblower Protection Policy, and Enterprise Risk Management system. In addition, we have developed industry specific frameworks in key areas of our business, such as Responsible Marketing Management and Product Stewardship.

Compliance and corruption risks are included as part of Idorsia’s annual risk assessment process, which covers all of Idorsia’s operations. Any potential risks of corruption are closely monitored, and mitigation measures are put in place. As a company operating in a sector bound by strict regulations concerning corruption and bribery, Idorsia is subject to regular inspections across its operations.

Product safety & quality

Product safety, quality, and compliance are key to all aspects of our work and integral to reaching our goal of delivering safe, high-quality therapies to those who need them. Our robust quality system – with processes and procedures in place such as regular audits of marketed and pipeline products, benefit-risk assessments, and other safety evaluations – is the foundation of our success.

The pharmaceutical industry is subject to stringent regulations, with specific approval and authorization procedures. This means that, from the investigational phase to commercialization, our products must satisfy the highest quality standards, and we are required to ensure that they are safe for people and the environment when used under normal conditions.

The safety and quality of our products are continuously monitored and reported in line with our robust internal policies and guidelines, as well as applicable international and local regulations.

Supply chain management

Idorsia’s supply chain became fully operational in 2022, when our first products were approved and launched. As this milestone approached, we ramped up our supplier base and, in parallel, developed screening and assessment procedures for third-party risk management as part of our efforts to maintain a sustainable supply chain. 

Human rights

We are committed to respecting human rights in accordance with internationally accepted standards throughout our operations, as human rights are fundamental rights and freedoms to which all people are entitled regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.

We adhere to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and comply fully with all relevant laws, rules, and regulations governing labor and employment in the countries where we operate.

We respect the principles of freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, equal remuneration, non-discrimination, and other rights. We respect the right of all employees to join a legally recognized employee association, and we comply with all laws relating to employee representation. We strive to maintain an open dialogue with all our employees and their representatives.

We seek to prevent human trafficking, forced labor, and child labor of any kind. Due to the nature of our business, we have assessed the risk of child or forced labor in our operations as minimal. We do, however, remain vigilant for unexpected issues that may arise – not only in our own operations but also in relation to our procurement practices. Idorsia prohibits any form of forced labor, including prison labor, child labor, bonded labor, or work that restricts employees’ free choice and movement in our own operations and those of our suppliers.