Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
Getinge Group consists of the two main brands Getinge and Maquet
The Getinge Group is a leading global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments and for life science companies and institutions. We operate under the two main brands of Getinge and Maquet and conduct sales throughout the world through our network of companies, with production facilities based in Brazil, Denmark, France, Canada, China, Poland, the UK, Sweden, Turkey, Germany, Slovenia and the US. For more information about who we are and what we do please visit https://www.getinge.com/int/about-us/.
The reputation of the Getinge Group and the trust and confidence of our stakeholders is central to the continued success of our business, and we are committed to trying to prevent acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within both our business and supply chain. We operate in accordance with our Code of Conduct which is based on the cultural core values of passion, openness, collaboration, excellence and ownership. We also expect our suppliers and business partners to conduct their business in a lawful and ethical manner, which includes adopting business practices that prevent or eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking from taking place within their supply chains and require them to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct that we are currently developing. For more information on our Code of Conduct, please visit https://www.getinge.com/int/about-us/our-responsibility/.
Some of our products contain tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. These metals, often named 3TG, have become known as ‘conflict minerals’ because they may be, in part, sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo where a long civil war is ongoing. We recognise that conflict minerals bring an increased risk of modern slavery. The Getinge Group is therefore committed to having a conflict-free supply chain and when conflict minerals are used in our products we conduct due diligence on our supply chain to reasonably ensure that if the minerals originate from within a conflict area they are from conflict-free sources. For more information on our position on conflict minerals please visit https://www.getinge.com/int/about-us/our-responsibility/business-ethics/conflict-minerals/
We assess and manage the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains on an ongoing basis and we are committed to internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet our standards regarding modern slavery and human trafficking. We are currently developing a Supplier Code of Conduct which will address these issues and which our suppliers will be required to comply with.
This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Getinge’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1 January 2018 and ending 31 December 2018.
For and On Behalf of all Getinge Group companies in the UK