We have multiple levels of ethics oversight at Smith & Nephew to ensure our managers, employees and business partners act with integrity.
These include executive oversight and leadership through our Group Ethics and Compliance Committee, which includes our Chief Executive Officer and business and corporate function heads.
We have built a world-class compliance programme supported by a Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and a global Office of Ethics & Compliance.
Managing Directors complete an annual certification to confirm implementation of required programmes. Managers and employees complete an annual compliance certification and executive management, managers and employees have a compliance performance objective customised to their level in the organisation.
We support this sense of ownership with various communication tools, such as compliance articles on our company intranet, regular communications to Managing Directors, and also reporting line posters and face-to-face training.