Guiding Principles


Our competence: for therapeutic products you can trust

We are the Swiss authority for the licensing and monitoring of therapeutic products. We perform the mandate conferred upon us by law and work with partner authorities at home and abroad.

We ensure that the therapeutic products we approve are of faultless quality, effective and safe. In doing so we make a significant contribution to safeguarding human and animal health and to maintaining Switzerland's role as a location for business and research.


Impartial, networked and highly professional at all times, intelligible and in tune with events – Swissmedic, the key authority for safe therapeutic products in Switzerland

Values and conduct


We take an impartial and loyal standpoint with regard to our legal mandate on the one hand and the expectations of our stakeholders on the other. We show integrity and perform our tasks in the public interest.


We maintain a high level of expertise and deploy it in the interests of the effective performance of our tasks. We work efficiently, are mindful of risks and take prompt decisions.


Our actions are transparent and reproducible. We communicate our decisions clearly and in a manner that is appropriate to the audience.


We support each other in our daily work and improve ourselves continuously. Challenges spur us on to do better, and we do not shirk difficult decisions.


We interact in a respectful manner and conduct an open dialogue. In doing so we create trust and nurture a corporate culture of respect and appreciation.