Terumo's corporate mission, "Contributing to Society through Healthcare," is the goal not only of the company but of all associates who work for Terumo. We will continue to conduct honest and fair business practices based on strict legal compliance and corporate ethics in order to maintain our position as an ethical healthcare company.
To go further toward meeting these social expectations, we established the "Code of Conduct for the Terumo Group" in April 2008 to set standards for the conduct of daily business activities for the entire group, including overseas entities. In accordance with this Code, we are striving throughout the Terumo Group to base our actions on social ethics, as well as on compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
The Code of Conduct of the Terumo Group states that "Each Associate must conduct business activities honestly, act in a manner that demonstrates responsibility for environmental conservation and seek to become a model citizen within the corporate group." We carry out training on the Code of Conduct tailored to each site and encourage associates to recognize the importance of corporate ethics. As a global company, we also clearly state and promote the need to respect human rights and eliminate discrimination in our Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct for the Terumo Group
Terumo Europe continuously strives for excellence in every aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility.
We believe in the importance of collaboration and our goal is to always be a reliable partner. For us it is essential that all partnerships are based on mutual respect, integrity, and understanding. Our business is improving the lives of people. Hence, we work hard to maintain a healthy balance between ecological awareness, economic success, and the well-being of our Associates, customers and the patients they serve.
The key element of our Terumo Europe DNA consists of our corporate mission, our global vision and our Terumo five statements that guide our business behavior. This DNA determines the role of Terumo Europe in society as a sustainable and social organization.
We respect our Associates and offer fulfilling jobs in a safe and healthy work environment where personal development is central. At the same time, focusing on local communities and healthcare organizations is key to all Associates.
We believe that ethical business practices and processes are at the heart of our sustainable organization. Our patient comes first in every business process where the final goal is to supply our customers with the most innovative and high-quality medical products in order to treat our patients in the most efficient manner.
We engage in the set-up and implementation of an Environmental and occupational Health and Safety policy. Our general objective is to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment.
In compliance with Article 33(1) of the Regulation No. 1907/2006 on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Terumo communicates which of our devices include a ‘Substance of Very High Concern’ (SVHC, i.e. a substance appearing on the so-called Candidate List) in a concentration of more than 0.1% (w/w). This Candidate List has been updated several times since its first publication on October 28th, 2008.
Based on information available to us, some of our products do contain SVHC in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w). A list of these products is made to the best of our knowledge based on information received from different (material) suppliers. We cannot, however, be held accountable for its completeness or correctness. We are in constant dialogue with our suppliers in order to gather updated information.
Note: More information on medical devices containing phthalates
ISO 14001 certificate
OHSAS 18001 certificate
SVHC candidate list
List of products containing SVHC
Information on medical devices containing phthalates