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Board of Directors

ICON's Board of Directors, made up of diverse professionals who are experts in their fields, oversees strategy and management activity. Board composition as of 30 July 2022:

  • 7 out of 9 directors are independent
  • Women hold 3 out of 9 seats

Each member provides valuable skills, knowledge and experience and make important contributions to the functioning of the Board. Further information on the experience, qualifications and industry knowledge of the Directors is available from the Annual Report and/or Form 20-F as well as details of current committee composition.

Ethics and compliance

ICON’s commitment to ethics and integrity is embedded in our company values. We act with integrity and integrate ethical principles into our business practices and culture. ICON’s Global Code of Ethical Conduct establishes our core principles and standards for honest, fair, and ethical behaviour.

Our Ethics and Compliance program builds on the principles established in the code to define and drive business conduct consistent with company values and the laws, rules and regulations that apply to our business. The program is designed to protect the interests of the company and its shareholders by preventing, detecting, investigating and responding to potential misconduct and violations. The program supports all functional areas globally and is dedicated to implementing standardised global policies, procedures, training, guidance, communications, monitoring, investigations and issues management, in addition to assessing compliance-related risk and mitigations and reporting.

Key priorities of the Ethics and Compliance program include:

  • Establishing standards of conduct in accessible company policies and procedures
  • Raising awareness through training and internal and external communications
  • Ensuring there are avenues to ask questions or raise concerns, including through our confidential, externally hosted Ethics Line, which is available 24/7
  • Conducting or monitoring investigations of reported non-compliance in the risk areas under its oversight
  • Ongoing compliance risk auditing and monitoring with the assistance of AI technology
Sustainable procurement

Sustainable procurement

ICON maintains policies and practices to support responsible, sustainable and ethical business practices. We are committed to working with suppliers that embrace these same high standards of behaviour. We use suppliers in numerous areas of our business, including central laboratory supplies and shipping companies, electronic data capture providers, healthcare and benefit providers and information technology solutions. We require suppliers to abide by our Global Supplier Code of Conduct, which incorporates the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) principles for Responsible Supply Chain Management and sets out our standards and expectations regarding:

  • Ethics and compliance
  • Labour and human rights
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental stewardship
Our commitment to quality

Our commitment to quality

Quality is the cornerstone of our success as a leading CRO and is vital to our mission of bringing better medications to patients worldwide. ICON is committed to maintaining, supporting, checking and improving our quality systems to exceed the standards demanded by our customers, patients and regulatory authorities.

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