Code of Conduct
The reputation of our Group and the trust and confidence of our customers, employees, subcontractors and other stakeholders is decisive for the continued success of our business. Our relationships with these stakeholders and our day-to-day business shall be guided by Getinge's core values of passion, collaboration, openness, excellence and ownership.
Getinge’s Code of Conduct stipulates how the company does business and describes the company’s and employees’ responsibilities to stakeholders. The Code of Conduct expresses how the company and its employees must conduct operations in a sustainable manner pursuant to ethical principles and in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations. All employees are to follow the values and principles set out in the Code of Conduct, and everyone is responsible for personifying Getinge’s responsibilities in the day-to-day operations.
The Code of Conduct is based on the following international principles:
• The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
• UN Global Compact
• ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
• OECD’s guidelines for multinational companies
The Code of Conduct was reviewed in 2015 to update it in accordance with the Group’s values and updated policies. The new Code of Conduct was launched in March 2016.
Getinge has also implemented a global whistleblowing system under which employees have the opportunity to report any improprieties or deviations from the Code of Conduct.