Commitment to Integrity
The ethical standards that govern how Gilead conducts business reflect the company's commitment to integrity and excellence. The following documents outline the guiding principles and the internal structures we have in place to monitor them.
Gilead's board of directors has adopted the corporate governance principles outlined in this document to promote the functioning of the board and its committees, to promote the interests of stockholders and to set forth a common set of expectations as to how the board, its various committees and individual directors should perform their functions.
Audit Committee Charter
This charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the audit committee of Gilead's board of directors. The committee assists the board in overseeing the quality and integrity of the corporate accounting and financial reporting practices of Gilead and the related systems of internal controls. The committee's role includes oversight of Gilead's auditors and its business ethics standards and compliance. The committee's role also includes a particular focus on the qualitative aspects of financial reporting to stockholders and on Gilead's processes to assure compliance with significant applicable legal, ethical and regulatory requirements.
Compensation Committee Charter
This charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the compensation committee of Gilead's board of directors. The committee reviews the performance of Gilead's executive officers and approves the type and level of their compensation, and assists the board in overseeing overall compensation plans and programs of Gilead.
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter
This charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Nominating and Corporate Governance of Gilead's board of directors.
Scientific Committee Charter
This charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Scientific Committee of Gilead's board of directors.
Stockholders Communications With The Board
Stockholders may express their views by sending communications to our Board as described in our Stockholders Communications with Our Board of Directors policy.
Lead Independent Director Charter
Our Board has adopted a Lead Independent Director Charter which clearly delineates the comprehensive duties of our Lead Independent Director. We believe that our current Board leadership structure provides effective oversight of management and strong leadership of the independent directors.
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