Gilead uses its scientific expertise to help transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. With a portfolio of more than 25 products and hundreds of ongoing and planned clinical studies, we are focused on solving some of the biggest health challenges today. For more than 30 years, Gilead’s products have targeted therapeutic areas of unmet medical need, which today include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, cell therapy, inflammatory diseases and respiratory diseases. To learn more, visit Gilead’s 2018 Year in Review.
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Gilead’s success depends on our ability to collaborate with suppliers worldwide. As part of our procurement and supply-chain strategy, we employ responsible sourcing, supplier inclusion, auditing procedures, green chemistry and sustainable manufacturing and distribution principles to minimize the impact from our procurement and supply chain practices.
We are committed to working with suppliers that share our values related to social, economic and environmental performance. If your company is able to demonstrate your ability to provide quality goods and services at a fair price and commitment to social and environmental responsibilities, we welcome the opportunity to work with you and include you in our success story.
What we buy
Gilead purchases goods and services that include but are not limited to creative and advertising services, construction, facilities operations and supplies, IT hardware, software and consulting services, lab equipment and supplies, logistics and distribution services, manufacturing raw materials and services, market research, pre-clinical service, print services, real estate, staffing and consulting services, and travel related services.
Gilead is always looking for suppliers that offer innovative, quality products and services. We follow a documented strategic sourcing process that helps ensure selection of supplier offerings that best meet Gilead’s business requirements. If you are interested in doing business with Gilead and would like to be considered for inclusion in a future sourcing process, register as a prospective supplier via our supplier registration portal.
Gilead does not condone the use of forced labor and human trafficking as well as discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Gilead endeavors to select suppliers who share our ethical standards and demonstrate compliance with applicable local laws.
Our manufacturers affirmatively state in their agreements with us that they will comply with applicable laws, which may include laws that prohibit human slavery and trafficking. Similarly, our direct suppliers also state in their agreements with us that they will manufacture product in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and in compliance with applicable local laws, which include prohibitions on human slavery and trafficking.
We routinely evaluate and address the risk of ethical violations for all countries involved in our supply chain by relying on various government records and other information to identify risks and act accordingly. Our product ingredients are sourced primarily from countries the United States Department of State has designated as being compliant with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) minimum standards. We take extra precautions before sourcing product from countries that are still making efforts to bring themselves into full compliance with the TVPA. To verify compliance with our ethical standards, we visit many of our manufacturing suppliers in person, and only select suppliers that have been in business long enough to demonstrate compliance with our standards and local laws.
Although our suppliers are generally not audited by an independent auditor without notice, we conduct audits of our suppliers, yearly or more frequently if necessary, to ensure continued compliance and accountability. These audits, along with the personal engagement of Gilead management and in-person meetings that are routine to the operation of our business with our partners and suppliers and part of Gilead’s Supplier Relationship Management Program, allow us to every extent possible to identify, address and eradicate any violations of laws, regulatory policies or our Code of Ethics and compliance with GMP and good distribution policies, wherever they could occur in the supply chain.
Suppliers found to use forced labor or human trafficking, who discriminate or otherwise act in a manner inconsistent with our corporate ethical standards, or violate laws or regulatory policies will be terminated from the Gilead supply chain.
To read Gilead’s statement on slavery and human trafficking, click here.
Manufacturing and Distribution
Gilead uses a combination of company owned facilities and strategic third-party partners to manufacture and distribute products worldwide. With manufacturing sites located in the United States, Canada and Ireland, our Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing group is committed to reducing the environmental impact associated with manufacturing our products.
Gilead’s suppliers for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and drug products must observe GMP regulations as required by the FDA and other relevant health authorities worldwide. GMP covers all aspects of production including manufacturing procedures, testing methods, maintenance of premises and equipment, training, personal hygiene of staff and appropriate documentation.
At Gilead, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct; we expect the same of our suppliers. This Supplier Code of Conduct (hereby “Supplier Code”) reflects the business practices and principles of behavior that support this commitment. It should be considered against the backdrop of Gilead’s corporate core values of Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Inclusion and Excellence. We expect every supplier to read, understand and agree to the Code and its application to the performance of their supplier responsibilities.
The integrity and reputation of Gilead depends on the honesty, fairness and integrity of not only our employees but the suppliers and third parties that help support our day-to-day activities. In addition to complying with applicable laws, each of us is required to apply common sense, together with our own highest personal ethical standards, in making business decisions where there is no stated guideline in the Supplier Code. Unyielding personal integrity is the foundation of corporate integrity.
For comments or questions on the Supplier Code please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gilead’s Supplier Inclusion Program integrates inclusion and diversity principles into Gilead’s company-wide procurement process.
Consistent with our core value of inclusion, our goal is to create and foster an inclusive and high performing supply base where we embrace and leverage the unique talents of small businesses and/or businesses owned by women, minorities, LGBT individuals, veterans and service-disabled veterans. Read more about Gilead’s thoughts on Supplier Inclusion: Moving Beyond Spend to Measure Impact.
To accomplish our Supplier Inclusion Objectives, we are members of the following organizations:
- Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum: A forum where members are dedicated to:
- Driving business results through innovation, agility and performance
- Mentoring and developing small and diverse suppliers
- Inclusive procurement
- Sharing best practices
- Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council: Supports the growth and welfare of minority communities by championing the use of minority-owned businesses in Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii.
We encourage small and diverse suppliers who are interested in doing business with us to register via our Supplier Inclusion Portal. If you register with us and we feel your experience and capabilities align with an area of need, you may be invited to participate in a future request for proposal.