We are committed to sustainable procurement.
Fresenius Medical Care provides high quality dialysis products and services worldwide. Our suppliers play an important role in providing optimal care for our patients, and contribute to our sustainability efforts.
As a global health care company, we understand the responsibilities that come with managing a complex supply chain. We have established policies and procedures that comply with applicable laws and regulations worldwide. Our responsible procurement principles reflect our commitment to promoting sustainable business practices in our daily operations. We expect our suppliers to share our commitment to sustainability and demonstrate sustainable business practices across their supply chains.
Our expectations towards our suppliers
We have defined global standards which are applicable to our worldwide supply chain. These standards are set out in our Supplier Code of Conduct, our Compliance Brochure for Business Partners and our Human Rights Statement. You can find all documents here.
These documents include the following six key principles:
|Integrity and Ethics
|Suppliers are expected to act with integrity and to conduct their business in an ethically responsible manner.
|Human Rights and Labor Conditions
|Suppliers shall seek to provide a safe, fair, respectful, and non-discriminatory working environment to all its workers and contractors.
|Occupational Health and Safety
|Suppliers have to provide a safe, secure, hygienic and healthy working environment. We expect our suppliers to take all necessary precautions to avoid injury or harm.
|Suppliers shall make their best efforts to minimize the adverse impacts of their activities on the environment and to control and eliminate any significant environmental risks.
|Suppliers shall strive to uphold high quality standards and ensure the protection of their products from unauthorized third parties.
|Governance and Management Systems
|Suppliers shall be committed to fulfill ethical principles, maintain necessary documentation to confirm that, set improvement objectives and evaluate risks in all areas related to business ethics.
The Global Supplier Code of Conduct and the Compliance Brochure for Business Partners are part of our contractual relationships and set out key principles, which serve as minimum requirements our suppliers must adhere to.
Inspired by international standards such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (ILO declaration), the UN Global Compact, and the EU Green Public Procurement Guidelines, the Supplier Code of Conduct, the Compliance Brochure for Business Partners and our Human Rights Statement represent our understanding of sustainability in the supply chain.
The Fresenius Medical Care Supplier Code of Conduct is available in multiple languages for convenience and reference purposes. Please note that the English version is the original version and shall take precedence in the case of conflict.