We aim to improve the lives of the people we touch and this includes the economic contribution we make to different stakeholder groups. The level of contribution is subject to a range of factors including:
–– the commercial success of our business;
–– local and international economic drivers and trends;
–– fiscal and regulatory frameworks to which we are subject.
Governments need to raise taxes to meet the vital social and economic needs of their populations. We are fully committed to meeting our legal obligations in this respect in each of the countries where we operate. We fully support the moves towards greater transparency with tax authorities and the initiatives being introduced to enable this.
Our Tax Statement is available on our website and more details are included in our Annual Report and Accounts.
We have a global programme as the focus of our volunteering and charitable activities. In July 2020 we launched our Improving Lives Fund which aims to help people in need in many of the countries where we have operations or large teams.
In addition, employees at a number of our locations develop projects to help their local communities. More information on all of these initiatives can be found on page 59 in our 2020 Annual Report.
We are committed to supporting bona fide programs and initiatives that attempt to positively impact and improve patient lives and related healthcare professional communities around the world.
Support types include:
As a global company, we take care to review and consider all relevant support requests in accordance with funding guidelines, as well as applicable laws, regulations and industry codes. ConvaTec is proud of its strong commitment to ethical interactions with patients, healthcare professionals and related organizations. Our funding support will never be conditioned on the use or referral of ConvaTec products or services.
If you would like to submit a request on ConvaTec’s external support website, please click here