Ethics and Compliance
Ethics and compliance are integral part of our Company and are essential to our continued success. We believe it is not just about the results we achieve but how we achieve them – by conducting business with transparency, integrity, and respect while continuously building the trust and confidence of our Customers, Patients, Suppliers, and Sites.
We value our reputation and commitment to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards and we hold ourselves accountable to these standards. It is OPTIMAPHARM policy to conduct all its business in an honest and ethical manner.
OPTIMAPHARM has a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and is committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all its business activities and relationships wherever it operates, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery.
OPTIMAPHARM will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption and is bound by the laws of Croatia and of other countries in which OPTIMAPHARM does or intends to do business.
Ethical Labor and Anti-human Trafficking Policy
OPTIMAPHARM has a strong commitment to prohibit any form of human trafficking and modern slavery by any of its business entities, employees, and other associated parties. In compliance with the law, and to underline OPTIMAPHARM’s commitment to prohibiting these practices, our Ethical Labor & Anti-human Trafficking Policy serves to ensure a work environment that is free from human trafficking, forced labor and unlawful child labor.
OPTIMAPHARM strongly believes it is responsible for promoting ethical and lawful employment practices. These practices are also required to be followed by our service providers.
It is OPTIMAPHARM `s policy to conduct all its business in an honest and ethical manner.
OPTIMAPHARM has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and unlawful child labor or any other form of unethical labor and is committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all its business activities and relationships wherever it operates, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter human trafficking, forced labor, unlawful child labor and any other form of unethical labor. OPTIMAPHARM will uphold all laws relevant to countering human trafficking, forced labor, unlawful child labor and any other form of unethical labor and is bound by the laws of Croatia, EU and of other countries in which Optimapharm does or intends to do business.
Code of Business Conduct
Our Code of Conduct paints a clear picture of what we stand for as an organization, what we expect of ourselves and what we must do to maintain our reputation. It governs how we carry out our work and clarifies what each of us must do.
OPTIMAPHARM is committed to ethical and lawful behavior and to acting professionally and fairly in all business dealings and relationships and our Code of Business Conduct (the “Code”) sets forth legal and ethical standards of conduct for all OPTIMAPHARM’s Employees and Contractors in all its subsidiaries and all current and future business relationships. The Code is intended to deter wrongdoing and to promote the conduct of Company’s business in accordance with high standards of integrity and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
This Code addresses the core principles underpinning the behavior required of each Employee and Contractor in internal interactions with each other and external dealings with Clients, Sponsors, Vendors, health care professionals, representatives of regulatory authorities and other global or local authorities, investors and other third parties.
All Employees and Contractors must act ethically and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, industry codes of practice, and Company’s policies and standard operating procedures that govern OPTIMAPHARM’s business, internal organization and interactions with business partners and all other external parties.
Patient safety and medical ethics
OPTIMAPHARM performs all activities and duties in a professional and reliable manner, and in accordance with this Code, to ensure the safety and well-being of the persons participating in the clinical trials managed by OPTIMAPHARM, the integrity of the data produced in these clinical trials, as well as the provision of high-quality services and deliverables to our Clients/Sponsors. OPTIMAPHARM’s priority is to conduct clinical research at the highest ethical and scientific standards and to ensure and protect the safety and the rights of the subjects participating in the clinical trials we manage. The Company abides by The International Conference on Harmonization and Good Clinical Practice and ISO 14155:2011 Norm (Clinical investigation of medical devices for human subjects — Good clinical practice) and endorses these international, ethical and scientific quality standards for designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical trials.
Respectful Workplace and Equal Opportunities
OPTIMAPHARM is dedicated to creating a productive work environment that exhibits teamwork, integrity and trust and complies with all applicable employment laws and regulations as well as internal procedures that support development of respectful workplace and equal opportunities.
The Company recognizes the employees as the cornerstone of the success and strives to provide a supportive and respectful environment that supports meaningful and challenging work and opportunity to acquire valuable skills. The Company recognizes teams and individuals who make ownership, quality and a solution-focused “can do” attitude in their work.
All employees and contractors as well as anyone OPTIMAPHARM interact with are treated with respect and dignity. OPTIMAPHARM is an equal opportunity employer, employment decisions are made based on qualifications and professional selection process. Any discrimination based on any unlawful consideration such as age, race, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or other personal characteristics or life choices is prohibited. OPTIMAPHARM is responsible for maintaining a workplace free from any kind of harassment.
OPTIMAPHARM is committed to providing a workplace conducive to open discussions of our business practices. Our Compliance program encourages employees and third parties to ask questions and report possible misconduct any time they see or become aware of a suspected violation of laws, regulations, or company policies and procedures. All reported issues are thoroughly investigated in a timely manner. Retaliation is never tolerated.