Building Trust Through Integrity
This Code of Business Conduct (“Code”) defines what we stand for and how we conduct our business. We expect all associates and Alcon’s Board of Directors to follow the Code.
Building a strong company culture that promotes trust is a shared responsibility. Our reputation for acting ethically and responsibly is based on the decisions each of us make, every day.
We build trust by...
We Build Trust by Acting with Integrity
We must work together to earn and maintain the trust of our stakeholders: patients and consumers, healthcare professionals who use our products and services, other business partners, our investors, regulatory agencies, and our Alcon colleagues.
Why is this important? Because people do business with companies, and individuals, they can count on and trust. We are committed to being that kind of company. The individual and collective decisions we make can earn or break the trust of our stakeholders.
As you conduct Alcon business, use this Code as your ethical compass. Our stakeholders, including the patients and consumers who ultimately benefit from our products, are counting on each one of us.
Our Culture of Integrity
It all begins with our culture. Our values and behaviors unite us globally in a shared commitment to an integrity-based culture. They serve as our ethical foundation to engage in business interactions that build trust. The six fundamental company values to which we expect you to align your actions are displayed in the accompanying graphic.
We Build Trust by Speaking Up
Speak up to ask questions
We want you to speak up and to get help when you need it. Ask questions when something is not clear, whether it is a job expectation, an assignment, or how to apply this Code or a policy. Sometimes the best you can do is identify a question and request assistance. It is okay not to have all the answers; it is your responsibility to ask questions and seek help. You are not alone; there are resources to support you.
Integrity In Action