Our guidelines for behaviour for both our employees and our suppliers are based on the principles outlined in the following documents:
There are local HR representatives for all our factories, sites and sales offices across the globe, who are charged with implementing our HR policies and setting contracts. We regularly audit compliance across all our sites.
We have a Supplier Performance Management system to monitor, improve and control supplier performance against our Supplier Standard. This includes how our suppliers protect the human and employment rights of their employees.
We formally evaluate more than 50% of our primary suppliers, which includes a human rights assessment.
We routinely conduct supplier audits to assess the health of our suppliers’ quality systems. Our audits include interviews with workers, interviews with management, inspection of the production site and a review of records. Our supplier premises may also be audited by our Notified body or the Competent authority in the territory in which the supplier is based.
If we identify that a supplier is violating their employees’ human or employment rights, we either cease doing business with them or we expect them to put things right quickly. We ask suppliers to acknowledge within 48 hours that they have inducted it into their problem-solving system, understood it and are seeking to resolve the problem. At the end of 14 days, we expect our suppliers to either document how they have solved the problem or submit a detailed plan explaining what actions will be taken and a projected completion date. We then require evidence to show that the non-conformity has been corrected.
Follow the link and find our Statement on slavery and human trafficking, approved by the board of Mölnlycke Health Care AB and signed by our CEO Richard Twomey.