Compliance Champions

Jan 30, 2020 8:00 AM ET

Every person at Alexion is accountable for doing the right thing for patients, every day. The Alexion Compliance team is not just tasked with ensuring that we meet this responsibility; they also provide the right guidance, clarity and resources to help us make decisions with integrity. “Our goal is to make compliance a dynamic aspect of every employee’s work and we want to ensure that colleagues can easily connect to and obtain guidance regarding how to interact with internal and external stakeholders and how to make informed, ethical decisions for our business,” said Petra Lehmann, Compliance & Ethics, Europe North, UK & Ireland.

To ensure employees across all functions and geographies understand our compliance standards, Alexion has launched a Compliance Champions program. Colleagues from a wide range of functions and geographies serve as Compliance Champions, acting as the voice of compliance, sharing best practices and helping lead compliance-related initiatives. At the same time, they serve as conduits to the global compliance team, listening to local issues and concerns, encouraging a speak-up culture, identifying opportunities to share successes or lessons, and raising needs for new guidance to address situation-specific needs.

Tolga Tanguler, Head of U.S. Commercial, said, “Our compliance standards are hugely valuable to working effectively as a team. They provide us the clarity and clear direction to interpret the right approach for patients. Implementing a network of Compliance Champions brings this process into our local cultures, facilitating a dialogue and guiding the application of compliance concepts to help every employee understand and integrate these principles into their work.”