Doing Business Responsibly
At WuXi AppTec, we take seriously good corporate citizenship, and our responsibility to promote and conduct business in a socially and ethically responsible manner. By upholding the highest ethical and business standards, we strive to provide effective and sustainable solutions to the healthcare challenges being faced today, and to make a lasting positive impact on the world in which we live.
Intellectual Property Protection
Intellectual Property Protection is the foundation of trust between WuXi and our global customers. To that end, we have established the most stringent policies in China and in U.S. for the protection of intellectual property and for prosecution of IP violations. We guard IP with founding principles of integrity, world-class security, zero-tolerance policy enforcement, and relentless pursuit of justice against any criminal act. Please visit here to report any IP and compliance violations.
Environmental, Health & Safety Standards
We strive to protect the environment and lessen the depletion of natural resources. We have developed comprehensive environmental, health and safety (EHS) standards in the work place. We have taken measures companywide with aims to reduce water usage of 20 thousand tonnes, power consumption of 2 million kWhs and solvent usage of 750 thousand liters in 2013. Compliance is enforced daily and monitored frequently through announced and unannounced inspections. Our EHS team continuously evaluates mechanisms by which our EHS practices can be further improved.
Employee Welfare and Development
Our employees are our most valuable asset and the source of innovation for our sustained growth. Ensuring employee welfare and maximizing our people’s potential are among the company’s highest priorities. We have developed a comprehensive suite of programs to make WuXi AppTec the number one place to work: “Have Passion, Have Fun, Have a Career in WuXi.” We also provide a broad spectrum of career development opportunities and training programs internally and externally through industry and academia collaborations. In 2006, the WuXi Help Fund was created as a private foundation to support our employees and families through life events that present special hardships.
Community Education and Support
WuXi promotes learning and science in the community. Computers have been donated through Project Hope. We endowed a professorship at Tongji University, endowed a WuXi AppTec Fellowship at the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of Peking University, and signed a Collaboration for Strategic Cooperation with East China University of Science and Technology. We established the WuXi AppTec Life Science and Chemistry Award in 2007, which has emerged as a nationally acclaimed prestigious research award every year.
Social Responsibility and Public Welfare
At WuXi, we have a long history of promoting social responsibility and public welfare in China and globally, including numerous fundraising and charity events, including, for example, the Indian Ocean Tsunami (2005), the Wenchuan earthquake (2008), the Shanghai Huge Grace Welfare Center to support mentally disadvantaged children (2009), the Yushu earthquake (2010), and the Zhouqu County Mudslide (2010). Another example is our signing of a declaration banning the use and consumption of shark fin for any business purposes on any occasion.
As a member of today’s rapidly changing global community, WuXi AppTec continues to strive for corporate excellence and leadership in meeting society needs, and in contributing to the overall health and wellness of our world.