We strive to be a trusted partner—for patients who use the medicines and information we help develop, for our customers and healthcare colleagues, and for our communities, worldwide.
Compliance with global laws and regulations is only the first step in acting responsibly. We strive to comply fully with all legal and regulatory requirements that pertain to Quintiles operations in more than 100 countries:
Being a trusted partner means acting in the spirit as well as the letter of the law. We strive to act in the best interests of patients and society by recognizing unmet needs. We adopt and foster best research and business practices as global rules and regulations evolve.
Business integrity means right-doing in all Quintiles operations. We ensure ethical standards through our Codes of Conduct, which specify corporate policies and standard operating procedures. We implement policies and standards through employee compliance training.
Living Our Principles
"Doing the Right Thing" is Quintiles' Worldwide Code of Conduct. It describes company expectations for acceptable behavior in areas including healthcare regulation, conflicts of interest, and data privacy protection, and informs employees about additional resources for guidance. View or download our code of conduct in English: Doing the Right Thing.
The Chief Medical and Scientific Officer has special oversight of medical ethics and provides leadership in the ethical conduct of clinical studies, serves as chair of Quintiles' Early Safety Committee and as vice-chair of Quintiles' Council on Research Ethics.
The Ethics and Compliance Office (ECO) oversees Quintiles' compliance program and fosters a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the company. The ECO develops and implements Quintiles' global Ethics and Compliance Program, which assesses compliance risks, sets standards and policies, and monitors, audits and investigates compliance related issues.