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Our responsibility

Being a responsible company, Getinge works to support the  society and human health as well as minimizing our environmental impact. As a global manufacturer of medical devices and services, we have operations in many locations across the world, and its employees represent a variety of cultures and backgrounds. And with this comes responsibility – both locally and globally.

UN Global Compact

Getinge supports the United Nations Global Compact, and are implementing the ten principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti corruption on our operations.

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Our sustainability work is structured within three areas:

Ethical business behavior

We are committed to the highest standards of ethical, moral and legal business conduct. In many of the countries where we are active, health and safety in the workplace is regulated by stringent national legislation.

People & Society

Our corporate social responsibility is built on high health, safety, discrimination and ethics standards. We strive to make a positive and sustainable contri­bution to the communities we are active in.

Environment

Our sustainability work includes reducing the environmental impact of our products throughout their entire life cycle. Environmentally compatible product development is a priority.

UK Tax Strategy 2019

Getinge publishes a Tax Position Strategy (“the Strategy”) in accordance with the requirements of the United Kingdom (“UK”) Finance Act of 2016, Schedule 19. This Strategy is effective for the year ending 31 December 2019.

Industrial Batteries

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Maquet Ltd produce Lead Acid Industrial, Ni -MH industrial, Lithium Ion industrial, batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at Maquet Ltd, F.A.O Jon Yard, 01915196200, 14-15 Burford Way, Boldon, NE35 9PZ. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.