Our Code of Conduct Commitment
We are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and to operating in compliance with the laws that apply to our business. We are committed to doing the right thing at all times – to conducting business honestly and ethically.
Here are examples of how we pursue a culture of integrity and professionalism and a commitment to delivering superior results to our customers:
Conflicts of Interest
Premier Research is engaged in a variety of activities whose common goal is to promote the best interest of our clients, patients, and the company. Our Code of Conduct emphasizes the importance of positive, ethical behavior on the part of employees, sites, vendors, patients, and all other parties to avoid the potential for conflicts of interest and to effectively address any such conflicts.
Honest and Ethical Conduct and Fair Dealing
Employees, officers, and directors are to deal honestly, ethically, and fairly with Premier Research’s suppliers, customers, competitors, and employees. They must truthfully represent Premier Research’s products and services and avoid engaging in anticompetitive or unfair-dealing practices.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
Our ongoing development of a work environment is built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:
- Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
- Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
- Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
- Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.
We provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable human rights and employment legislation, and we do not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, reductions in force, or terminations.
We are committed to providing a work environment in which all officers and employees are treated fairly and equitably, free of harassment and intimidation based on an individual’s race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis prohibited by statute.
Supplier Code of Conduct
Our Vendor Management Program drives improved quality of service with select vendor partners and offers a centralized vendor database that enables consistent data governance and vendor performance management, enhanced operational response, and integrated processes.
Our Commitment to Global Quality
Premier Research management ensures that the company’s policies are implemented and maintained throughout the organization. Management also reviews the company’s performance against contract commitments, objectives, and both internal and external standards on a continuous basis. It also is responsible for reviewing implementation of corrective and preventive action findings.
The company’s global head of Quality Assurance, Risk, and Compliance is responsible for ensuring regular audit and review of the Premier Research Quality Management System. Through independent audit and review, corrective and preventive action will be identified where needed to ensure continuous process improvement and the progressive elimination of defects within the system to foster a culture of proactive continuous improvement. Here are some examples of our global policies:
Privacy and Data Protection
We comply fully with applicable laws. Read More.
Global Risk Management
ICH E6 (R2) Guideline for Good Clinical Practice and ICH Q9 Guideline for Quality Risk Management are among the core principles that make up our Risk-Based Quality Management methodology.