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This is the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for the Getinge Group (“Getinge”) for the financial year ended 31 December 2023 and is prepared in accordance with section 54, part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement sets out the steps taken and the ongoing initiatives being implemented by Getinge to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in Getinge’s business or supply chains.

This statement is made by Getinge Holding Ltd. on behalf of the following group entities: Getinge Ltd., Getinge UK Ltd., Getinge IT Solutions Ltd., Quadralene Holdings Ltd. and Quadralene Ltd.

This statement has been supported by our leadership and formally approved by the Getinge Holding Ltd. Board of Directors on 8th April 2024.

Organization, structure and supply chains

Getinge is a global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments and for life science companies and institutions. Getinge employs approximately 11,700 employee’s spread globally across 38 countries, supporting commercial activities, production, corporate roles, research and clinical studies. Getinge’s core production is actually conducted in 7 countries and Getinge’s production sites hold different ISO certifications.

Getinge’s corporate headquarters are located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the parent company Getinge AB (publ) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information about who we are and what we do please visit

The parts of Getinge’s supply chains where there is a risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place are predominantly in extraction of metals and minerals and in transportation.

Some of Getinge’s products contain tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, most often in electronic devices needed in Getinge’s products. These metals, often named 3TG, have become known as 'conflict minerals' because they may be, in part, sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where a long civil war is ongoing. Illegal armed groups control some of these mines and transit routes to fund their violent operations.

Getinge is committed to having a conflict-free supply chain and when conflict minerals are used in Getinge’s products, Getinge conduct’s due diligence activities on its supply chain to reasonably ensure that if the minerals originate from within the conflict area they are from conflict-free sources. For more information on Getinge’s position on conflict minerals please visit

Our Code of Conduct and Human Rights Policy

Getinge is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption. All Getinge employees are required to follow the company Code of Conduct and accompanying policies, which stipulate how the company does business and describes the company’s and the employees’ responsibilities to its stakeholders. Since 2019 Getinge has issued a dedicated Policy on Human Rights, accepted and adopted by the Getinge AB Board of Directors and implemented worldwide in Getinge. According to Getinge’s Human Rights Policy, forced labour, including debt bondage, trafficking and other forms of modern slavery are not accepted in any of Getinge’s businesses. Getinge’s Human Rights Policy is available at

Getinge’s commitment to human rights is set out in Getinge’s Code of Conduct and Human Rights Policy which is applicable for everyone working for and on behalf of Getinge; employees, consultants, controlled companies as well as suppliers and business partners. Training about Getinge’s Code of Conduct  nd Human Rights Policy is regularly conducted as part of Getinge’s Global Ethics & Compliance program. Getinge’s Code of Conduct (including the Human Rights Policy) is available at

In 2022, Getinge launched a Human Rights Impact Assessment project. The focus of the ongoing initiative is to understand and monitor the evolving regulatory landscape, educate key stakeholders, identify salient risks related to Getinge business, and develop mitigating, risk-based strategies as an integrated part of Getinge’s risk management processes.

Business Partner Code of Conduct and Due Diligence

Getinge is committed to work with the right Business Partners to support its business based on social responsibility, ethical, environmental and commercial aspects including the principles of the UK Modern Slavery Act.

Getinge’s Code of Conduct for Business Partners articulates Getinge’s commitment to responsible leadership and sets forth the business principles that Getinge expects all its Business Partners to comply with in the course of their business relationship with Getinge. It includes references on how to report misconduct and additionally makes available the Getinge Speak-up line.

Starting from January 2024, to match the expectations, the supplier qualification process integrates now dimensions in regards to environmental, social and governance in addition to quality, applicable laws, regulations, ISO certification and best practice.

The entire existing Getinge Supply Chain will be assessed from an Environmental, Social and Governance dimensions and all new suppliers will be screened through the same process.

Getinge focuses on sourcing from “Preferred Group Suppliers” to capture synergies and build long-term relations with suppliers sharing Getinge’s values.

By accepting Getinge Business Partner Code of Conduct, the Supplier agrees on Getinge’s position on conflict minerals (see above) and standards of ethics. The Business Partner Code of Conduct is structured in accordance with the four focus areas identified in the UN Global Compact (human rights, labour conditions, environment and anti-corruption).

The Business Partner Code of Conduct outlines the minimum standards Getinge requires its suppliers to comply with when doing business with Getinge in addition to overserving and complying with all applicable laws, regulations and industry standards. Getinge’s current Business Partner Code of Conduct is available at

Due Diligence Processes

To manage third party representative risk, Getinge established a Business Partner Risk Management Office in its Shared Service Center in Krakow in 2019. A new mandatory third party engagement process was established and implemented at the beginning of 2020, with the aim to ensure Getinge only forms business relationships with verified, reputable partners. The focus of this program is currently on defined third parties. Over time and in a manner of prioritization based on areas, categories and jurisdictions where the likelihood and impact of modern slavery and human trafficking are deemed as of high risk Getinge will continue to refine the due diligence process to include updated standards and methodologies to mitigate such risks.

Grievance Mechanisms

All stakeholders have the opportunity to raise questions and or concerns regarding potential and actual adverse Human Rights impacts by using the Getinge Speak-Up Line. The Speak-Up Line is available 24/7, 365 days per year on Getinge internal and external webpages.

Getinge has established grievance mechanisms, and is committed to investigating any concerns. If Getinge discovers any severe adverse human rights impacts, Getinge will act appropriately without delay.

Our conclusion

Getinge is on a journey of improving and ethically growing as a company, putting human rights and supply chain issues in focus to establish a better and more fair business. Getinge actively encourages its partners and stakeholders to help it progress by, approaching Getinge directly or through the appropriate channels established.Getinge welcomes any feedback and is committed to incorporating such feedback and subsequent actions in subsequent modern slavery and human trafficking statements.

Avril Forde
Managing Director, Getinge Holding Ltd

Date: 8th April 2024