The Wire - 3M UNITEK Newsletter September 2013
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3M UNITEK and the ABHI Code of Business Practice:
Setting High Standards Of Ethics And Transparency In the Orthodontic Industry
Although orthodontists will be aware of the recent introduction of UK Anti-Bribery legislation, they may be less familiar with how the medical devices industry self- regulates to ensure high standards of ethics and integrity. This is achieved by a Code of Business Practice, first introduced in 2009 by the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), the leading trade organisation for medical device technology.
The ABHI Code, to which 3M Unitek subscribes as part of 3M’s healthcare business, seeks to ensure transparency in all dealings between member companies and healthcare professionals. It sets out clear guidelines on how the two can work together in an ethical and consistent way and, in particular, looks to ensure that interactions are not tied to a healthcare professional’s past or potential future use of a member’s products or services.
3M Unitek has always prided itself on having high standards of business conduct, so we see the Code as an ideal complement to doing business the right way for our mutual best interests,Our commitment to high standards. We’re sure our orthodontic customers will be reassured by the knowledge that they’re dealing with a company that takes ethical compliance seriously.
Further information and a copy of the ABHI Code of Business Practice can be downloaded from www.abhi.org.uk