Ethics & Compliance

At Lilly, we are committed to upholding the highest standard of corporate conduct in all business dealings around the world. Our global ethics and compliance policies support this commitment and is designed to meet all external requirements.

The Lilly family’s core values of integrity, excellence and respect for people provide the foundation for this programme and continue to guide all that we do today.

The fundamental elements of our ethics and compliance program include the following:

Written Standards

The Red Book, our code of business conduct, is a statement of principles that guides our operations. These principles are based on 11 corporate policies and are consistent with our company values of integrity, excellence and respect for people. Our global procedures, standards and training align with the code of business conduct, and we hold every employee accountable for making decisions with integrity so we can earn and maintain the trust of the people we serve.


We actively promote open communication at all levels of the organisation. Our employees understand they have an obligation to speak up when they have questions or concerns about potential violations or unethical behaviour that could harm Lilly or the people we serve. Our leaders are expected to support and promote this open communication. Employees can report concerns to company leaders, as well as human resources, ethics and compliance, or legal. We maintain a hotline available 24 hours a day to employees and the public or online. Translation services are available, and reports may be made anonymously.

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