Our stakeholders include patients and caregivers, associates, healthcare providers, governmental and non-governmental organizations, shareholders, and other financial market participants, local communities, and partners from the pharmaceutical and other industries. We engage with these diverse groups to understand their needs and expectations, and to improve access to healthcare.
We engage with our stakeholders in a variety of ways by convening dialogues, roundtables and webinars on key CR issues such as access and ethics. These platforms enable us to actively communicate with participants and respond to open questions. Beyond this, we engage with patient advocacy organizations to better understand patient needs; participate in congresses to interact with the scientific community; engage in public policy work to meet with authorities and regulators; implement a global employee survey to gauge associates’ perspectives on the company; and conduct roundtables to exchange experiences and expectations with our suppliers.
We continuously strive to improve how we engage with our stakeholders, as it helps us to learn more about our business and stakeholder expectations, correct misperceptions, make strategic adjustments in corporate practice, as well as to build trust among our stakeholders and reach common understanding.