Guiding Principles

Mission

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.

Vision

Respected as an effective supervisory authority for therapeutic products

We perform our mandate reliably and professionally. We observe deadlines set and make consistent decisions. As far as legally admissible, we ensure that our work is transparent. We define the quality of our work and document the results reproducibly.

We perform our tasks effectively. We deploy our resources in compliance with the law and with due consideration of risks. We perform our role as a supervisory authority with decisiveness. We consistently and rigorously apply the requirement to ensure the safety of therapeutic products.

Values and conduct

Integrity

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.

Quality

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.

Transparency

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

Commitment

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.

Respect

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.

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