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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

 

This is the Getinge UK (Getinge UK Ltd, Getinge Extended Care UK Ltd, Getinge Holdings Ltd, Getinge Production Ltd, Maquet Ltd, Numac Validation Services Ltd) modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2019, pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It has been approved by the Getinge UK board of directors.

 

Organisation, structure and supply chains

The Getinge Group 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 about 10,500 employee’s spread globally across 38 countries. Getinge’s production is conducted in 7 countries, where 16 of 19 production units are certified according to ISO 14001.

The 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 https://www.getinge.com/int/about-us/.

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

Some products contain tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, most often in electronic devices needed in our 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 our products we will conduct due diligence activities on our 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 our position on conflict minerals please visit https://www.getinge.com/int/about-us/our-responsibility/conflict-minerals/

The Supplier Code of Conduct requires suppliers to agree on Getinge’s Position on Conflict Minerals available at Getinge’s website and to provide adequate information on mineral sourcing ensuring that if minerals originate from within a conflict area they are from conflict-free sources.

 

Our Policy on modern slavery and human trafficking

Getinge has signed the UN Global Compact and supports the ten principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. All Getinge employees are to follow the company Code of Conduct and accompanying policies, which stipulates how the company does business and describes, as well the company’s, and the employees’ responsibilities to its stakeholders.

Our 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 behalf of Getinge; employees, consultants, controlled companies as well as suppliers and business partners. According to our Human Right Policy, forced labour, including debt bondage, trafficking and other forms of modern slavery is not accepted in any of our businesses. The Getinge Code of Conduct (including the Human Rights Policy) is available at www.getinge.com/code-of-conduct

Getinge suppliers are expected to comply with the Getinge Supplier Code of Conduct. The supplier Code of Conduct (available at https://www.getinge.com/int/about-us/business-ethics/ ) is structures in accordance with the four focus areas identified in the UN Global Compact (human rights, labour conditions, environment and anti-corruption). The Supplier 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. Under the Supplier Code of Conduct all Getinge Suppliers are requested to pass on the same requirements in its own supply chains.

 

Due Diligence Processes

To manage third party representative risk, Getinge has established a Third Party Risk Management Office in its Shared Service Center in Krakow. A new mandatory third party engagement process has been set up and a pilot implementation project started during 2019.

The process will be implemented in phases, starting from sales intermediaries based in LATAM countries. Over a period of time and in a manner of prioritization deemed acceptable by the CFO and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the organization must bring all Third Parties within the process and up to the level of due diligence required.

 

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.

We will establish grievance mechanisms, and are committed to investigate any concerns, and if we discover any severe adverse Human Rights impacts, we will act appropriately without delay.


Avril Forde
Managing Director, Getinge UK


Read the Getinge IT Solutions Ltd. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement here.