The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt business development association formed to promote, develop, and educate, member companies of the pharmaceutical, chemical, nutritional and related industries. DCAT’s principal membership class consists of corporations, individuals, and other entities engaged in pharmaceutical, chemical, nutritional and related industries. The business of the association is managed under the direction of the DCAT board of directors. DCAT’s code of ethics serves as a code of conduct for any association officer, director, volunteer and employee. Code violations may result in sanctions imposed under the Procedures for Review of the Code of Ethics. The principles and requirements that comprise the code and procedures are based on and are designed to ensure full compliance by DCAT and its officers, directors, volunteers and employees with the fiduciary duties imposed on such individuals by state corporate law, the federal tax code's prohibition on private benefit, and other requirements of federal tax exemption, common law due process requirements, federal and state antitrust and unfair competition law, state tort law, and other legal precepts and prohibitions. At the same time, the code and procedures are not designed to supplant courts of law in the resolution of disputes within the members’ industry. Moreover, the checks and balances built into the code and procedures are designed to strike the proper balance between ensuring full compliance with the legal obligations described here and ensuring the integrity and efficacy of the code on the one hand and, on the other, the protection of officers, directors, volunteers and employees, through the use of reasonable due process procedures, against patently false, malicious, or groundless accusations that could result in significant business or personal harm if not properly handled. Officers, directors, volunteers and employees affirm their endorsement of the code and acknowledge their commitment to uphold its principles and obligations by accepting and retaining membership as a volunteer leader.
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The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is a not-for-profit, global business development association whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies. We are committed to provide programs, events and services that help our members meet their business objectives, expand their network of customers and suppliers, and gain insight into industry trends, markets, and those issues impacting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.