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.
Compliance Guide for Interactions with Health Care Professionals in the United States
Terumo Cardiovascular Group believes that conducting business in an ethical and professional manner will increase respect for our company, our sales team and our customers in the eyes of the public. Our goals are in line with the goals of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) — to make marketing practices transparent to assure customers and the general public that these activities do not inappropriately influence purchasing decisions or the delivery of care to patients. In addition, we follow all requirements of the Sunshine Act, which requires medical device companies to track certain payments and items of value given to physicians. For more information, read Terumo Cardiovascular Group’s Compliance Guide — a guide for Terumo Cardiovascular Group Associates and its Health Care Partners on Interactions with Health Care Professionals.