BioGaia’s business must be run in a sustainable manner. Complying with local rules and laws, ensuring good business ethics and taking a clear stand on respect for human rights are obvious. Furthermore, it is important that the company takes responsibility for the environmental impact of operations. BioGaia’s most important ethical principles, sustainability ambitions and commitments, that the employees are expected to follow, are set in the internal Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct can be found here .
Environmental impact of operations
The Group’s climate emissions are mainly caused by product packaging and air travel. The ambition is to use a greater understanding of the Group’s emissions to take further steps to reduce these for example through less travel, more sustainable packaging solutions and raw materials. Starting in 2020, all electricity for BioGaia Group’s operations in Sweden will be renewable. Read more about BioGaias ambitions for a sustainable environmental impact in our Annual Report
Anti-corruption and anti-bribery
To guide employees, BioGaia has a policy for anti-bribery and anti-corruption. The policy includes the company’s definitions of bribes, corruption and conflict of interest as well as overall guidelines for what is acceptable behaviour and also reporting channels to be used when unacceptable behaviour is noticed. The issue has high priority and the person responsible for this work is a member of Executive Management.
Training for employees in anti-corruption is held annually. The training includes open discussions to give employees a chance to discuss challenging situations and identify risks. BioGaia’s target is that all employees in the Group should receive training.
Employees who are motivated and feel good at work help to contribute to long-term, sustainable business.
BioGaias business model, built on long-term partnerships with local distributors, is one of the company’s strengths.
Contribution to global health
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest global health threats. In addition to the core business, BioGaia is actively involved in spreading awareness within this area.