Policies

The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy (registered in Malaysia as Social Health Analytics Sdn. Bhd.) is committed to conducting business in an ethical and honest manner and is committed to implementing and enforcing systems that ensure bribery is prevented. The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy has zero-tolerance for bribery and corrupt activities. We are committed to acting professionally, fairly, and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships, wherever in the country we operate.

The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy will constantly uphold all laws relating to antibribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which we operate. We are bound by the laws of Malaysia, including the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission Act 2009 (MACCA), in regards to our conduct both at home and abroad.

The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy recognises that bribery and corruption are punishable under the abovementioned law. If our company is discovered to have taken part in corrupt activities, we may be subjected to fines and penalties, be excluded from tendering for public contracts, and face serious damage to our reputation. It is with this in mind that we commit to preventing bribery and corruption in our business, and take our legal responsibilities seriously.

 

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  • 13 January 2020

Consistent with our mission, we may provide non-partisan public policy analysis and recommendations to current public officials and candidates for public office.

In accordance with the our commitment to non-partisanship, Galen Centre staff may not participate in partisan political activity on behalf of the organisation.

They must also take appropriate steps to avoid conflicts between their outside political activities and their commitments to the organisation. Staff must secure approval and publicly disclose their activities, when necessary.

 

  • 13 January 2020

In the course of our work we often come into contact with individuals from communities who are potentially at risk or vulnerable for a variety of reasons.

Such individuals are:

  • those who become vulnerable or at risk as a result of different types of harm or abuse due to a temporary or permanent situation
  • those understood to be at vulnerable or at risk, due to social conditions such as mental or physical health complications, learning disabilities, social displacement, conflicts or humanitarian emergencies
  • those who are unable to protect or take care of themselves from significant harm or exploitation

 

We aim to ensure that we exercise our duty of care, respecting confidentiality and acting appropriately to safeguard the rights of such individuals during the course of any work with them.

 

  • 13 January 2020

The Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy will not accept, nor solicit any funding, consultancy work or services, financial donations, in-kind gifts, loan of goods, or contributions in any kind from any tobacco company, tobacco company subsidiary, e-cigarette (inclusive of vape and other related products) manufacturer and distributor, or any other entity, whose purpose is to promote tobacco and e-cigarette interests.

For the purpose of this policy. the tobacco and e-cigarette industry is defined as companies or corporate divisions that directly produce or purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes for production or market tobacco and e-cigarette products along with their research and lobbying groups.

For the purpose of this policy, tobacco and e-cigarette industry funding includes:

  • Funds from a company that is engaged in or has affiliates engaged in the manufacture of tobacco and e-cigarettes;
  • Funds in the name of a tobacco brand whether or not the brand name is used solely for tobacco products and e-cigarettes;
  • Funds from a body set up by the tobacco industry or by one or more companies engaged in the manufacture of tobacco goods and e-cigarettes

 

The following do not constitute tobacco and e-cigarette industry funding for the purposes of this policy:

  • Legacies from tobacco and e-cigarette industry investments (unless the names of a tobacco company or cigarette brand are associated with them)
  • Funding from a trust or foundation established with assets related to the tobacco and e-cigarette industry, but no longer having any connection with the tobacco and e-cigarette industry
  • Funding from an affiliate company, involved in the manufacture of products having nothing whatsoever to do with tobacco and e-cigarettes, supporting research that is completely unrelated to tobacco, smoking or vaping.

 

  • 30 December 2020

This policy provides the Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy with a framework to identify and manage actual and/or suspected child abuse and neglect.

It recognises the important role and responsibility staff have in the accurate detection of suspected child abuse and/or neglect, and the early recognition of children at risk of abuse, and also ensures that any services provided or actions taken in respect of child abuse, neglect, or suspected or potential child abuse and neglect situations are guided by the Child Protection Policy.

 

  • 15 January 2021

The Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy are committed to ensuring that there is no unjustified discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, HIV/AIDS status, marital status including civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, political opinion, religion and belief and socio-economic background.

Equal opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age with respect to policies, programmes, or activities.

 

  • 13 January 2020