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Compliance at Smith+Nephew

At Smith+Nephew we are committed to integrity, honesty and professionalism. These principles are reflected in our Culture Pillars: Care, Collaboration and Courage. These Culture Pillars guide the behaviour of everyone at Smith+Nephew.

We believe that it’s a privilege to provide products and services for patients and healthcare professionals. And we believe that it’s up to everyone who works for us – or on our behalf – to share that responsibility by upholding our reputation for integrity and ethical conduct, because the sustainability of our business depends on doing things the right way. 

Our world class Global Compliance Programme helps our business to comply with applicable laws and regulations. Our comprehensive programme includes global policies and procedures, on-boarding and annual training for employees and managers, monitoring and validation processes, and reporting channels.

We have multiple levels of ethics and compliance oversight, including a Board Culture and Compliance Committee, to ensure managers, employees and business partners act with integrity and we regularly assess existing and emerging risks in the countries in which we operate.

Through our global intranet, we provide resources and tools to guide employees to make decisions that comply both with the law and our Code of Conduct. We ensure appropriate oversight of significant interactions with healthcare professionals or government officials. We comply with all country and US state transparency reporting laws which require reporting of physician compensation.

Smith+Nephew is a member of AdvaMed.

Our ethics hotline

If you have any concerns about unethical or questionable behaviour