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Promoting Human Rights Everywhere We Operate

Perrgio has an unshakeable zero-tolerance stance on human trafficking or any other form of modern slavery.


A Firm Belief in Ethical Business Practices

People who work for us are treated fairly. People who live in communities where we operate have a seat at the table. Their land, water, and air are treated with respect. We meet what is expected of us and expect those we partner with to uphold high values.

We’re all one community. Our commitment to making a healthier world is built on the ground up.

Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain

Respecting the human rights of our employees is a core value, one that we expect our business partners to share. As articulated in Perrigo's Supplier Code of Conduct, Perrigo is committed to doing business with ethical companies. This commitment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring safe working conditions for all factories involved with Perrigo production

  • Prohibiting the use of any child or forced labor

  • Seeking to eliminate discrimination and exploitation from the supply chain

  • Strict adherence to local labor, safety, and environmental laws and regulations

  • Protecting Perrigo and customer brand reputation

As a sign of this commitment, Perrigo continues to support the Ethical and Social Compliance (E&SC) Program, which abides by the provisions of the CA Transparency Act and UK Modern Slavery Act, as well as customer standards.

Total Supply Chain Management

From sourcing products, to smart efficient shipping, to environmentally-friendly packaging, Perrigo is constantly innovating ways to be sustainable global citizens.

We don’t just think about today. We plan for tomorrow and everything after.


A Commitment to Combating Slavery & Human Trafficking

Human trafficking will soon surpass narcotics as the world’s most lucrative illegal industry. At Perrigo, we’re dedicated to combating this with a zero-tolerance policy.

Perrigo's Ethical and Social Compliance (E&SC) program starts with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which prohibits the use of forced, prison, bonded, indentured or involuntary labor of any kind, including child labor.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all employees and highlights our commitment to comply with all global laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which we operate. 

Learn more about how we fight modern slavery.

Policies to Prevent Slavery and Human Trafficking

We have a robust system of training and reporting to ensure that any violations along our supply chain are discovered and eliminated.

Safe Reporting and Whistleblowing

Our global employees can report anything suspicious or non-compliant through an anonymous hotline. This includes the use of forced, child or illicit labor. Grievances are investigated, and all retaliation is formally prohibited in our policy. Perrigo also insists that our business partners and suppliers have a reporting process in place.


To emphasize our position against modern slavery and other human rights violations, Perrigo provides training, materials, and signage. Additionally, employees are trained on the Perrigo Code of Conduct, whistle blower hotline, and are encouraged to report any suspected concerns, or any other illegal/illicit activity.

These policies are in addition to our employee handbooks, Corporate Social Responsibility commitments, and Corporate Compliance & Ethics policies.

Programs, Procedures & Activities During 2017

Perrigo requires our suppliers to follow the Supplier Code of Conduct, which is part of Perrigo's Ethical and Social Compliance (E&SC) program. It prohibits forced or indentured labor of any kind, including child labor. It also requires, safe and clean working conditions, fair wages, no discrimination, and other requirements to ensure business done on behalf of Perrigo is done in a legal and ethical manner. Retailer standards are also high and may require additional audits.  

To ensure ethical standards are being followed, audits of Perrigo and supplier sites are done to verify compliance. 2017 audits and standards include, but not limited to:

  • Expanded use of Sedex into Perrigo North America

  • In 2017, over 50 ethical compliance audits were conducted at Perrigo and supplier facilities 

  • Follow Ethical Trade Requirements

  • Conducted supplier risk assessments for prospective suppliers

  • Implemented various corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) to address gaps and improvement opportunities within supplier factories


Assurance & Key Performance Indicators

Any issues reported to the whistleblower hotline are reviewed by a cross-functional team, escalated, and thoroughly investigated according to our procedures. To ensure our suppliers are in compliance, Perrigo prequalifies, monitors, and conducts external audits and corrective programs. This statement is made pursuant to relevant legal requirements within the United States and section 54(1) of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act 2015, which constitutes Perrigo's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2017.