Glossary



AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT:

Employment that may be terminated at the will of either the employee or the employer, at any time, with or without cause.



BRIBERY:

Offering something of personal value to a decision maker, in order to receive favourable treatment, typically to secure or retain business, or to obtain an improper advantage. Bribery can take the form of monetary instruments, such as cash, or can be anything of value (e.g. travel, services, discounts, gifts, etc.).



COLLABORATORS:

Organisations and institutions, and their representatives, which CSL works together with in scientific and other undertakings.



CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION:

Any proprietary information (information generated by or for CSL), the unauthorised disclosure of which could cause damage to the interests of CSL.



CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

The circumstance of a business executive, employee or the like, whose personal interests might benefit from his or her official actions or influence.



ENTERTAINMENT:

Includes hospitalitly (e.g. meals), receptions, tickets to entertainment, social or sports events, participation in sporting events, lodging and travel.



EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):

The right of persons to be given full and equal consideration on the basis of merit or other relevant, meaningful criteria, regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, personal association, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or family responsibilities.



FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION:

A right identified under international labour standards as the right of workers to organise and have representation.



FACILITATION PAYMENT:

A small payment made to a government official to secure or expedite the performance of a routine or necessary action (e.g. the issue of a permit or license).



GIFTS:

Anything of value, including cash or cash equivalents, goods, or services, given to another person without (full) consideration in return.



GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL:

An official, representative or employee of any government department or agency, or any commercial entity in which a government body has an ownership interest or otherwise exerts control over such entity. It also includes officials of political parties and candidates for political office.



HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS:

Individuals who are authorised to prescribe, purchase, supply, administer or dispense medicines or medical devices in the course of their professional activities.



HUMANITARIAN RELIEF:

Material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity.



INFORMED CONSENT:

A legal condition whereby a person can be said to have given consent based upon an appreciation and understanding of all the known facts and implications of an action. The individual needs to be in possession of relevant facts and also of their reasoning faculties at the time of consenting.



INSIDER TRADING:

When a person is in possession of pricesensitive information which is not generally available in the market place, that person cannot trade in the financial products which the information would affect (or encourage another person to do so).



INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:

Any creation of the mind or intellect which has potential commercial value, and may have a right to protection under law relating to copyright, patents, trademarks, designs, etc.



PATIENTS:

Final recipients of the range of products produced by CSL.



PHARMACOVIGILANCE:

The science and activities relating to the detection, monitoring, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problems.



PLASMA DONORS:

Members of the public who donate their plasma to the CSL Group, which is subsequently used to produce life-saving products. In some instances, plasma donors receive a fee in recompense for the time it takes for them to make a donation.



PRICE SENSITIVE INFORMATION:

Information that a reasonable person would expect to have a material effect on the price or value of CSL's securities. This may include strategic information such as financial forecasts and proposed mergers and acquisitions.



THIRD PARTIES:

Any contractor, supplier, distributor or any other companies or individuals associated contractually with CSL in the development of, supply of, manufacturing of or delivery of CSL products.



TRADE SECRETS:

Any formula, pattern, device or compilation of information that is used in CSL's business and gives CSL the opportunity to derive an advantage over other persons who do not know or use it.



WHISTLEBLOWER:

A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of any associated organisation, who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and willingness to take corrective action within CSL.