Definitions and Reconciliations


API – Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient

APM – Alternative Financial Performance Measure

CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate

CDMO – Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization

CDP – Carbon Disclosure Project

cGMP – current Good Manufacturing Practice

CO – Code of Obligation

CMC – Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls

DDTrO – Ordinance on Due Diligence and Transparency in relation to Minerals and Metals from Conflict-Affected Areas and Child Labor

DMF – Dimethylformamide

EHS – Employee Health & Safety

ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance

FTE – Full-time equivalent

GHG – Greenhouse Gas Protocol

GRI – Global Reporting Initiative

Gx – Generics

ICH – International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use

ILO – International Labor Organization

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

IPO – Initial Public Offering

LCM – Life Cycle Management

LTI – Lost Time Injuries

NDA – New Drug Application

NPS – Net Promoter Score

OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OTIF – On-Time-In-Full

PPQ – Process Performance Qualification

QMS – Quality Management System

R&D – Research & Development

SDG – Sustainable Development Goals

SIX – SIX Swiss Exchange

SPPS – Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis

TCFD – Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure

UN – United Nations

UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund