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Ethics and compliance

​Compliance with the Code of Conduct for the Terumo Group

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

Environmental Commitment

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