ABHI Ethical Policy Statement
ABHI and its employees will, at all times, demonstrate the highest levels of integrity in order to uphold both personal and corporate reputations and to engender trust in their respective actions. ABHI will conduct its business in a competent, fair, impartial, and efficient manner.
All employees are treated with dignity and respect with equal employment opportunities given to all irrespective of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, maternity, marital status, family status, disability, age, or national origin.
ABHI respects the need to protect the environment and the need to minimise the impact its operations have on it. ABHI is engaged in a continuous programme of improvement on environmental issues and in 2022 the Association created a dedicated, full-time, sustainability role.
Suppliers and Locations of Work
Suppliers are chosen on the basis that they meet ABHI’s own ethical standards, alongside factors such as price, quality, service and integrity. Healthcare is, by its very nature, a global industry, and through ABHI’s international work, the Association is active in various geographies. ABHI is of the belief that the safe passage of HealthTech products to citizens around the world should always be prioritised, regardless of external factors, such as government policy or conflict. More broadly, the markets in which ABHI operates are guided by the demand of members and partners.
Health and Safety
ABHI is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all of its employees both on and off its sites. There is a programme of regular health and safety audits conducted to ensure this.
Government, Regulators, and Legislators
ABHI seeks to comply with all international and national legislation impacting its operations. ABHI strives to follow the best practice in corporate governance and the Association does not make any financial contributions or offer support to any political party.
Bribes and Corrupt Practice
ABHI does not allow the direct or indirect offer, payment, solicitation, or acceptance of bribes in any form. All staff have conducted anti-bribery training, and ABHI’s policy makes it clear that any employee found to be involved in any kind of corrupt practice is likely to be immediately dismissed.
ABHI is guided by international standards such as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We endeavour to be a constructive influence in our sector for the advancement of human rights. We do not tolerate corruption, discrimination, harassment, child or forced labour or slavery in any form.
ABHI’s Code of Ethical Business Practice
Ethical compliance is critical for the health technology industry, particularly as a means to safeguard the important relationships that companies have with healthcare professionals with whom they work closely in developing and improving HealthTech. ABHI’s Code of Ethical Business Practice, mandatory for members, provides a structure for companies to work towards the highest standards of behaviour both as organisations and by their staff.