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Shire Global

How We Operate

Responsibility Policy

We put patients with rare and specialty conditions at the heart of our business. We are dedicated to transforming their lives around the world by developing and marketing innovative treatments that meet their needs. 

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This means understanding our role in improving patients’ lives and being ever mindful of the responsibility of earning and keeping their trust, and the trust of those around them. As leaders in many of our therapeutic areas, we have clear responsibilities – to our people, our patients and to society to ensure our position of strength is a positive force for good.

We care for the interests of those with whom we have relationships - our patients, physicians, payors, policymakers, investors, and employees, and we always aim to deal fairly with our partners and suppliers, and respect the environment and the communities where we conduct our activities.

The operation of a profitable business is a priority and that means investing for growth as well as providing returns to our shareholders. To achieve this, Shire recognizes that we need to operate in a sustainable manner that ensures we are able to continue to deliver value to patients, healthcare systems and society as a whole. Therefore, we have adopted core principles to our business operations as set out within this Responsibility Policy. It is intended that these principles will provide a framework for both managing risk and maintaining Shire’s position as a good corporate citizen and that they also facilitate the setting of goals to achieve continuous improvement.

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