Acting ethically

A pro-active ethics policy to guide our relations with our stakeholders on a daily basis

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We never compromise the quality and safety of our products. We are wholly convinced that the ethics that govern our business must undergo the same rigor. As a responsible health care player, we do all we can to ensure the behavior of our employees is exemplary, everywhere in the world.

A code of ethics based on daily practices

With this Code of Ethics, Pierre Fabre Group looks to formalize our commitments and unite all our employees in France and abroad through our values.

As such, beyond merely complying with legislation, this Code should help each person use good judgement and behave in the expected and appropriately ethical way as a reflection of our vision and values as part of our on-going quest for sustainable development.

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The Pierre Fabre Group is characterized by a strong culture forged by our founder, Pierre Fabre, and has always been based on the values of rigor, integrity, responsibility, citizenship and respect for humans and the environment.

Pierre-Yves Revol
Chairman, Pierre Fabre Participation
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employees trained on the code of ethics since 2015

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translations of our code of ethics

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ethical consultations requested per year since 2015 via the report line

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Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique does not test any of its products or ingredients on animals

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Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique does not test any of its products or ingredients on animals and has been developping alternative methods to animal model for over 20 years, assessing the safety of its dermo-cosmetic products is of the utmost importance to the Pierre Fabre Group. 

  •  Substitution tests on artificially reconstructed skin in our cell culture laboratory located at our Toulouse-Oncopole innovation center.
  •  Systematic use of alternative methods available on the toxicology studies market, including molecular modeling, toxicology expert systems and imaging techniques.
  •  Financial participation in European and French research programs towards the development of alternative methods to animal experimentation.

For several years, cosmetics companies, with the support of the European Commission, have been working to ensure that the ban on animal testing is adopted worldwide. To this end, Pierre Fabre has contributed to the actions carried out by Cosmetics Europe (an association of the world's leading cosmetics companies) with the Chinese authorities. As a result of these efforts, in 2020, the latter decided to revise their regulations on the import of ordinary cosmetics by allowing the replacement of animal testing with alternative methods. Cosmetics Europe is continuing its concerted action with the European authorities to ensure that the ban on animal testing is implemented globally.

 

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Links for healthcare professionals

Disclosure of payments to healthcare professionals - an absolute priority

As a pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic laboratory, we are constantly in touch with health care professionals from all over the world, and this ongoing dialogue is essential (clinical trials, development of new prescription drugs and dermo-cosmetic products, training, etc.). These relations are systematically based on an essential notion: disclosure of payments. To learn more about this topic, we invite you to watch this video.

Complementary charters and guides:

Our ethics policy was enriched by various specific guides and charters to support all company employees according to their professional needs:

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It is therefore everyone's responsibility, wherever we are based and whatever our job, to constantly adopt behavior that shows integrity, responsibility and respect for our partners and colleagues.

Pierre-André Poirier
Ethics and Compliance Director

Do you wish to report behavior not in line with our ethics policy?

There is a reporting procedure in place to directly inform the Group's Ethics department of any suspected breaches of the Charter's provisions or to obtain help and advice on its contents and application. It is accessible to all Group partners and employees.

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