Interaction between Fresenius Kabi and healthcare professionals and/or healthcare organisations must not be misused to influence purchasing decisions through undue or improper advantages nor should such interaction be contingent upon a sales transaction or the use or a recommendation of Fresenius Kabi’s products.
Fresenius Kabi is emphatically against bribery and corruption and does not tolerate conducting business through unfair means.
Fresenius Kabi’s Code of Conduct includes a written policy against corruption which underlines our efforts to prevent corruption in our business environment: Our reputation as a reliable business partner with integrity shall not be jeopardised by corruption.
As Fresenius Kabi regularly interacts with physicians and hospitals, our global policy on interacting with healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations establishes the key principles for such interactions:
Every interaction with healthcare professionals and/ or healthcare organisations must be transparent and comply with national and local laws and regulations. The appropriate transparency for the employers of healthcare professionals and national oversight bodies must be maintained during every interaction.
Whenever a healthcare professional is engaged to perform a service for Fresenius Kabi, the remuneration must represent the fair market value for the service performed by the healthcare professional.
Every time a healthcare professional is engaged to perform services for Fresenius Kabi, the relationship must be based on a written agreement that clearly defines the purpose, scope and remuneration for the work. All activities under the agreement must be properly documented.
Fresenius Kabi maintains a compliance program designed to detect, prevent and respond to potential compliance risks. Key elements of this compliance program are:
Fresenius Kabi has established a Compliance Committee to advise the Chief Compliance Officer and to assist in the implementation of the compliance initiatives in our organisation. The committee is chaired by the Chief Compliance Officer and submits quarterly progress reports on Fresenius Kabi’s compliance program to the Management Board.
Fresenius Kabi conducts regular compliance risk assessments to identify and mitigate potential compliance risks related to its business environment. Additional, internal controls are in place to address key compliance risk areas.
Fresenius Kabi’s Code of Conduct sets forth the fundamental principles that guide the company’s operations. The Code of Conduct outlines our core values as well as the expectations for compliant behavior for all employees. This is accompanied by dedicated policies and guidance documents on appropriate interactions with healthcare professionals.
Employees may report any potential compliance concerns to their supervisors, their human resources department or the compliance department. They can also write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions, seek guidance or report any suspected misconduct.
Fresenius Kabi has also established a compliance platform which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through which potential violations of legal obligations and policies may be reported. Anonymity and translation services are available. Due to local legal requirements, some local limitations may apply to submitted reports.
Fresenius Kabi does not tolerate retaliation by any individual against another for good faith reports of compliance violations.