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Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

Alcon's Corporate Giving efforts help people around the world by increasing access to quality eye care, driving eye care provider training and skills-transfer and strengthening the communities in which we live and work.

Responsible Business Practices
We are committed to demonstrating integrity in everything we do. What we do at Alcon is critical to help people see better; how we conduct our business in the workplace, in the marketplace, and in society determines our success as a business. We believe in conducting our business fairly and ethically and in a manner consistent with all applicable legal and industry code requirements.
 

Increasing Access to Quality Eye Care
In many geographic locations around the world, a robust, quality eye care system is often limited or not available at all. That’s why we partner with organizations and support programs that help increase access to sustainable eye care for patients around the world. As a result, hundreds of thousands of underserved patients have received quality eye care services they might not have otherwise received.

Building Capacity for Continuous Eye Care

We help build the capacity for sustainable eye care by supporting programs that provide quality training and education for eye care providers. For example, through our 40-year partnership with Orbis, we have helped increase the skills of local eye care professionals around the globe, which enables them to treat more patients.

Alcon Giving
Our corporate giving supports hundreds of charitable organizations, whose programs align with our giving objectives, through monetary donations, product and equipment donations, and associate volunteer activities.

Charitable Monetary Donations
Sight is a precious part of daily life, helping us shop, cook or ride a bike. In many areas of the world, it also enables our life goals, making it easier to complete school, live alone, and earn a living. Yet for many, vision can diminish or be lost entirely.
That’s why Alcon is driven to increase access to eye care. Through our partners, we support programs and services in more than 90 countries that work to improve or restore sight. In addition, we provide funding to uplift the communities where we live and work.
To inquire about Alcon donation programs available in your country, please contact us.
 

 
Charitable Product and Equipment Donations
Alcon donates ophthalmic medicines and devices to local eye care clinics who work to improve and restore vision to patients around the world. Our donations help improve the sustainability of these clinics so they can provide long-term care to more people. We also donate product and equipment to short-term medical missions that deliver eye exams and surgeries for patients and training for local eye care professionals. All product and equipment donations are offered through Alcon Cares.
Learn more about Alcon Cares’ criteria, and how to apply for product and equipment donations:

 

Responsible Business Practices

We are committed to demonstrating integrity in everything we do. What we do at Alcon is critical to help people see better; how we conduct our business in the workplace, in the marketplace, and in society determines our success as a business. We believe in conducting our business fairly and ethically and in a manner consistent with all applicable legal and industry code requirements.

Code of Business Conduct

Our Code of Business Conduct (“Code”) serves as the foundation of our Integrity and Compliance program. Our Code defines what we stand for and how we conduct our business. All associates and members of the Board of Directors are expected to conduct company business consistent with the requirements of our Code.

Ethics Helpline

As part of our robust speak-up culture, Alcon encourages and expects its associates to ask questions and report ethical concerns. Contact a member of management, Human Resources, Compliance, Legal, or the Alcon Ethics Helpline.
The Alcon Ethics Helpline is an independently managed, confidential online and telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in multiple languages. Concerns may be reported anonymously through the Helpline, where allowed under local law. For details about how to report, visit Alcon.Ethicspoint.com
 

Third Party Code of Conduct

Alcon requires third parties who conduct business with Alcon to comply with applicable legal requirements and to meet Alcon expectations stated in the Alcon Third Party Code of Conduct. Third Parties are also expected to adopt with their own suppliers the same broad principles covered in this Code.
  • Alcon Third Party Code of Conduct (EN) (ES)

Program Description and Declarations

At Alcon, we believe in having a strong global integrity and compliance program that includes appropriate practices to prevent, deter and address compliance and ethical violations. The following statements provide additional information about our program and practices.

Transparency

Where required by law, Alcon reports to appropriate government authorities the payments and other transfers of value Alcon makes in the relevant geography to specified healthcare parties.
For more specific information on Alcon’s compliance with the U.S. Physician Payment Sunshine Act reporting requirements, see the statement below.