Culture and Values
Our Values, entrepreneurial attitude and agile approach to the way we do things are the backbone of our culture. We expect our people to make a difference by collaborating with each other and support them by providing clear guidance on expectations.
We believe that our Values encapsulate our business ethics and set the standards that we wish to achieve and ultimately exceed. They outline the type of people we are, the services we provide and the way we aim to do business.
Our Values are supported by our Code of Conduct. We encourage all employees, if they see or suspect something which they believe to be a breach of Dechra’s standards of conduct, to report their concerns via our How to Raise a Concern procedure. We offer four reporting channels for concerns to be raised: Line Manager, the Senior Management Team, Group Management Team, and a mailbox accessed only by the Company Secretary. Every effort will be made to protect confidentiality to encourage reporting. The How to Raise a Concern procedure has been translated into eight languages.
We will fully investigate reports and take appropriate actions to address these. The actions taken will depend on the circumstances and the severity of the issues identified. These actions may include process improvements, training and coaching, or formal disciplinary actions up to and including termination of employment for the most severe issues. The Board receives a summary of the investigation reports.