Interactions with healthcare professionals involve the risk of infringing the anti-corruption laws. In this manual the particular areas of risks include:
- events, educational support and hospitality;
- donations and samples;
- fee for service engagements.
This manual must be interpreted in accordance with the Anti-corruption manual and for all interactions with healthcare professionals, Richter’s separate regulations on these areas should be complied with, in addition to complying with this manual.
In accordance with Richter’s Global Compliance Program and in light of the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of union law, Richter Virtual Compliance Officer (“Richter VCO”) has been established for managing and following up reports related to the Compliance Handbook and applicable national and supranational laws and industrial ethical regulations received through any of the channels detailed below. To ensure the efficient operation of the system, each colleague must and all business partners’ representatives and their employees, potential and former employees of Richter, and shareholders and supervisors of Richter are entitled to report all cases where they notice conduct violating the provisions of the Compliance Handbook and the applicable national and supranational laws and industrial ethical regulations.
Dedicated communication channels for reporting such cases have been set up by Richter, the contact details of which are as follows:
- in writing:
- verbally: through voice messaging phone system: +36 1 431 4700