Code of Interdependence
In 2019 Chiesi co-created, alongside its business partners and suppliers, the Code of Interdependence, the code of conduct for suppliers and all strategic partners, which has been rolled out globally.
The format used for the Code of Interdependence changes the concept of a value chain into an ecosystem, which recognises each of us as essential to the others within a process of mutual learning and co-evolution. The Code includes both mandatory requirements, which represents a minimum level to be implemented, and to “improvement actions” which represent a guide for those that wish to go even further towards implementing future improvements of the principles outlined in the document.
In 2021, the Code of Interdependence was revised to include two new SDGs, now reaching a number of 11 SDGs, in total. These new additions include UN SDG #5 Gender Equality, and UN SDG #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. Despite the challenge of incorporating such a large number of SDGs into the Code, by doing so, we ensure we are always pushing the boundaries further, to deepen our impact while guiding and supporting our suppliers to do the same.