Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

The Vifor Pharma Group believes that sustainable development is a requirement for the long-term success of the company. Our understanding of a learning organisation includes ongoing consideration of our social and environmental responsibility, which we constantly strive to fulfill.

Sustainability
The Vifor Pharma Group pursues an integrated approach to sustainability, in the conviction that forward-looking and responsible actions contribute substantially to long-term success and affect all areas of the company. We will continue to explore the opportunities and challenges of sustainability in the years to come. One of our greatest challenges will be to reduce our carbon footprint. In future, Vifor Pharma will also be focused on integrating different social and corporate cultures to support the company’s growth in Switzerland and internationally.

Corporate Governance
The Vifor Pharma Group is fully committed to the principles of corporate governance. We follow the recommendations of the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance of economiesuisse and meet the requirements stated in the Directive of the Swiss Exchange (SIX) on Information Relating to Corporate Governance.

Modern Slavery 
The Vifor Pharma Group is fully committed to respect human rights and to fight modern slavery in all its forms. We have implemented, and will continue to improve effective and efficient processes and policies ensuring that modern slavery does not occur within our organisation or our supply chain. More information can be found in our statement pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Patient Organisations and Donations
Patient groups help the Vifor Pharma Group gain a greater understanding of what it is like to live with a disease, the challenges patients and their families face, and the role of drug therapy in disease management. We share an interest in helping patients understand and manage their disease, including having timely and fair access to the treatments they need.

We are proud of our history of working with patient groups and work to ensure that our collaborations are based on integrity, maintenance of independence, respect, equity, transparency and mutual benefit. We work closely with a number of patient groups and follow the EFPIA Code.

Year Beneficiary Project Amount
2012 International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Netherlands Corporate membership SEK 150’000
2013 Lifeline, Australia Donation CHF 1’500
2013 The Lighthouse Woking, England Donation CHF 1’500
2013 Casa Hogar Kids, Peru Donation CHF 1’500
2013 Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders, Switzerland Donation CHF 1’500
2013 Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Association, Switzerland Donation CHF 1’500
2013 Pestalozzi Children's Village Foundation, Switzerland Donation CHF 3’000
2013 Stiftung Kinderhilfe Sternschnuppe (endowment child help shooting star), Switzerland Donation CHF 3’476
2013 EFCCA (European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations), Belgium Corporate partnership EUR 8’500
2013 EFCCA (European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations), Belgium EFCCA Youth Group (EYG) and Catch your Dream Summer Camps EUR 15’000
2014 Stiftung Kinderhilfe Sternschnuppe (endowment child help shooting star), Switzerland Donation CHF 2'037.90
2015 CFCH - Société Suisse pour la Mucoviscidose Donation CHF 15'000
2015 Fondation fribourgeoise pour la recherche et la formation sur le cancer Donation CHF 10'000
2015 Swiss Heart Foundation Donation CHF 10'000
2015 SMCCV - Swiss association for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Donation CHF 10'000
2015 VNPS - Swiss Association of Kidney Patients Donation CHF 2'700
2015 VNPS - Swiss Association of Kidney Patients Donation CHF 2'700
2015 Verein Stressmanagement Donation CHF 250
2016 SMCCV - Swiss association for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Donation CHF 20‘000
2016 CFCH - Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Cystische Fibrose Donation CHF 15‘000
2016 Fondation fribourgeoise pour la recherche et la formation sur le cancer Donation CHF 10’000
2016 Swissheart Foundation Donation CHF 10‘000
2016 Schweizerische Restless Legs Selbsthilfegruppe Donation CHF 2‘000
2016 VNPS - Swiss Association of Kidney Patients Donation CHF 1‘700
2016 Schweizerische Tinnitusliga Donation CHF 500
2016 Verein Stressmanagement Donation CHF 250
2016 EFCCA (European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations), Belgium Corporate partnership EUR 8’500
2016 EFCCA (European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations), Belgium Donation EUR 20’000
2016 EFCCA (European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations), Belgium Donation EUR 10’000
2016 CED-Nursing Austria (Austrian IBD Nurse Association), Austria Donation EUR 5’000

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