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The Compliance function is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of practices that facilitate compliance with laws and Group policy.

It delivers clear and integrated compliance solutions that embed GSK's values (Patient focus, Respect, Integrity, Transparency) and expectations (Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork) in order to build trust.

As well as promoting ethical behaviour, Compliance prevents and detects misconduct or non-compliance with laws, regulations and our code of conduct, through effective compliance systems.

To deliver its mandate, Compliance provides oversight, written guidance, subject matter expertise, strategic advice and other ad hoc support. Compliance does this through two organisational routes:

  • Compliance Business Partners work alongside each business and function. Their role is to help protect and enable GSK to deliver competitive performance in the right way – through our values and expectations.

  • Compliance Centres of Excellence that deliver specialist
    expertise, efficiency, consistency and continuous improvement within the areas of Corporate Security, Risk Analytics & Monitoring, Risk Management, Independent Business Monitoring and Investigations.
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Our code of conduct is the foundation of our company policies. It sets out fundamental principles and our values and expectations that staff should apply in their daily work. Underpinning the code of conduct is a range of corporate policies providing specific guidance in areas such as competition law, marketing practices, non-discrimination, share dealing and conflicts of interest. It is the responsibility of everybody who works for or on behalf of GSK to follow the code to sustain the trust and confidence of our stakeholders.

GSK code of conduct

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Our GSK Speak up integrity lines are available to report alleged breaches of legal or regulatory obligations, financial fraud (including accounting internal controls and auditing), or any other alleged contravention of GSK's code of conduct and company policies.

Issues and concerns can be reported using different communication channels and concerns may be reported anonymously if desired.

A secure, offsite post office box may also be used:

GSK, Inc.
“Speak up,” Mailstop 5.5A
PO Box 13398
NC 27709

Please do not use the Speak up integrity lines or post office box for product enquiries or to report adverse events. Visit the contact us page for instructions on where to submit questions on these matters.

Neil Falkingham – SVP, Chief Compliance Officer
US Phone: +1 888 825 5249

Richard Walters – VP, Compliance R&D & Enterprise Risk Management
UK Phone: +44 20 8047 5000

Yvonne Stewart – VP, Ethics & Compliance – Pharma Supply Chain
UK Phone: +44 20 8047 5000

Dominique Giulini – VP, Ethics & Compliance - Consumer Healthcare
France Phone: +33 139 176 099

The New York Stock Exchange rules permit GSK to follow UK corporate governance practices instead of those that apply to the US, provided we disclose any significant ways in which our practices differ from those applying to US domestic issuers.

A table disclosing differences between GSK's domestic corporate governance practices and those applying to US domestic issuers is included in our Annual Report on Form 20-F (PDF).

Section 119402 of the California Health and Safety Code requires a pharmaceutical company to adopt a Comprehensive Compliance Program that is in accordance with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General's "Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers". We must also comply with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Code.

Further, the law requires that the Comprehensive Compliance Program includes an annual limit for certain items and activities given to healthcare professionals covered by this California law.

Finally, the law requires that each manufacturer make its Comprehensive Compliance Program and an annual declaration of compliance publicly available.

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