Political Contributions Policy
COMPANY engages in public policy advocacy through ongoing, constructive and transparent interactions with government officials, policy makers and stakeholder groups. All advocacy activities are directed toward advancing the company’s purpose of health without regard to the personal political affiliations or views of any individual COMPANY associates at any level across the organization.
Political contributions are made to candidates, political parties, political action committees, independent expenditures and ballot measures in furtherance of public policies that support the company’s business interests. COMPANY complies with all federal, state and local laws as well as reporting requirements governing political contributions.
Any contribution of COMPANY funds or other assets for political purposes in the U.S. must be approved in advance by the COMPANY Vice President & Senior Counsel.
COMPANY publishes corporate political spending reports semi-annually on the corporate website.