Without trust—from the customers, public and co-workers—we could not do what we do. It is the fabric of our company and industry, and therefore is one of the best ways we can elevate our suppliers and competitors to a new standard. To gain this trust, we must be authentic and never have reason to fear transparency.
What does it mean for us?
We’re not kidding when we say always. We never lie, cheat, or act in an irresponsible way. It means we always comply with the law wherever we operate. It also means being open and honest when we act as part of Getinge and to know who we do business with as we are also responsible for their actions. Never act in a way that could manipulate the market or unfairly disadvantage our colleagues, business partners or competitors. And that means no bribes, no corruption and no insider trading. No exceptions.
We never create a situation where there might be a conflict of interests. And if in doubt, we check with someone who can advise - like a line manager or the Ethics and Compliance office.
Doing good business means doing things right. So we do things right. Always.
We are all responsible.
Our policies help us by being clear what doing things right is. We can’t all walk around with them all day, but we can stop and think before we act:
- Is it right to accept or give this gift?
- Does this affect the reputation or integrity of our partners?
- Is this partner acting as we would?
- Is this something I can disclose?