Octapharma statement on social justice

Paramus, N.J. (USA)
Corporate news

Recent events have once again cast a sharp light on the continuing tragedy of racial discrimination and inequality. We cannot begin to understand what our Black and African American colleagues, patients and customers are feeling right now, but we want you to know that we stand with you.

Octapharma USA is committed to racial and social justice, ensuring that all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religion are treated with respect and work in an environment free of discrimination and intolerance.

Our company has a zero tolerance approach to discrimination of any kind and works to achieve a culture characterised by equality, diversity, inclusion and respect. Nevertheless, we recognize that society as a whole still has a long way to go towards ending discrimination in all its forms, and our company and our industry are not immune to these issues.

We will continue to work with our employees, patient organizations, the scientific community and the wider public to promote diversity in all its forms, and towards building a better and fairer society for all.

Octapharma USA has made a charitable contribution to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

Best regards,

Flemming Nielsen

President & Member of the Octapharma Management Board