Policy-making and legislation have an essential impact on our business. Likewise, our activities have an influence on society and the public sector. We believe that sharing our expertise and communicating our positions contribute responsibly to policy-making and are part of our engagement as corporate citizen. Our knowledge and expertise are offered to policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders on a wide range of issues affecting our business by means of constructive dialogue. We work and cooperate with health-policy experts and trade organizations on a national and global scale. The guiding principle we apply to our corporate public affairs activities is transparency. As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency we state our positions on different public policy issues affecting our business. We are convinced that the societal challenges are best solved jointly by all relevant stakeholders.