Values in Action
Our Code of Business Conduct (the “Code”) provides guidance to help us make the right ethical decisions while conducting business on behalf of Biogen (the “Company”). The Code is a tool to help us apply our Core Values to specific situations that we may face. The Code helps us as we live out our values in our day-to-day actions. For that reason, we call the Code Values in Action.
The Code serves as our baseline standard and as a guide to our other Written Standards, such as policies, procedures, and functional guidance. The Code is not intended to be an exhaustive description of all of our standards. Additional information on a number of topics may be found by referring to Global Policies and related global, regional, and local resources.
The Code is divided into 3 sections:
- Our Ethical Foundations
- Applying Our Values
- Resources for Taking Action
Within the Applying Our Values section, behavioral expectations are grouped by stakeholders such as patients, customers, and communities. The text is in a layout that highlights principles and rationale, as well as:
- THINGS TO MAKE SURE YOU DO
- WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR
- WHERE TO GO TO LEARN MORE
In many sections there are examples that illustrate the points being made. These examples aim to help apply the guidance in the Code to specific situations we may face.
While no code of business conduct can address every situation that may occur, the guidelines in this Code will help you put our Values in Action.