Compliance at Grünenthal

Grünenthal has the responsibility to conduct its business and research activities in a legal and ethical manner. Building trust through the way we work gives confidence to all of our stakeholders, including patients, business partners, customers and the communities we serve.

Our compliance system provides a clear framework for our decisions and actions. It is built around our Code of Conduct. All employees are required to adhere to the principles it sets out and contribute to fulfilling our corporate responsibility.

Code of Conduct:

The Code of Conduct states our commitment to high ethical standards. It applies to all Grünenthal employees, wherever they are in the world. Everybody in our organisation has the responsibility to live up to this framework in their daily work.

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Code of Conduct for Grünenthal’s Business Partners:

Grünenthal is committed to conducting its global business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. We treat others fairly, with respect and integrity.
Our business partners are expected to act in the same manner. Our Code of Conduct for Business Partners is intended to establish a common understanding about how to do business.

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Ethics Helpline:

Building a culture of compliance also means building a culture of trust. We depend on our employees – and also on third parties – to raise any concerns they might have. We encourage you to report any questions, doubts or suspicions you have concerning behaviour that is not in line with our Code of Conduct or applicable laws and regulations. You can do this through our Ethics Helpline: an internet-based platform that allows you 24/7 anonymous or personal reporting.

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EFPIA Disclosure Code

Grünenthal’s commitment

Grünenthal is a member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and supports the EFPIA Disclosure (Transparency) Code. As a member of EFPIA we are fully committed to publishing details of our collaboration with healthcare professionals (HCPs) and healthcare organisations (HCOs) to demonstrate that we interact with HCPs and HCOs in an ethical and transparent way.

Starting in 2015, certain defined transfers of value provided by pharmaceutical companies to HCPs and HCOs have been collected and reported during the subsequent calendar year, and for each year thereafter. The transfers of value covered by this requirement are:

  • Grants and donations to HCOs
  • Speaker and consultancy fees for HCPs
  • Sponsorship of events organised by or on behalf of HCOs
  • Support of HCPs to attend congresses and educational or scientific meetings
  • Research and development related transfers of value (only as an aggregated report)

The first data was published at the end of June 2016 together with a methodological note describing how Grünenthal has collected and disclosed the data in the Reports. Transfers of value to HCPs and HCOs will be published in the country of the recipient’s principal practice address, and will also include transfers of value which are made by any other Grünenthal affiliate.

Disclosure in the UK

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (the ABPI) has stipulated additional reporting requirements in its Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry, therefore a modified version of the EFPIA template is in use in the UK. The ABPI Code requires all member companies to disclose their data using a central portal hosted by the ABPI. This makes it easier for interested parties to access a complete dataset of information and compare the data easily, rather than visiting individual company websites. Information regarding the disclosure of transfers of value in the UK can be accessed directly from the ABPI Website.

The central portal is hosted at

ABPI portal

Support provided to patient organisations is not disclosed within the ABPI portal. To see details of the support provided by Grünenthal to patient organisations and other groups in our local community, please click here
... Declarations of Payment and Support

Additional information

Please visit the EFPIA website: to receive further information about the EFPIA Disclosure Code.

EFPIA Video “Introducing the EFPIA Disclosure Code”

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