At Stryker we are committed to doing what’s right. Good corporate governance is essential. We conduct our affairs in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. Learn more about our corporate governance and view a full list of company policies here.
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct, policies and standards help our employees conduct business the right way. We recently launched a refreshed Code of Conduct that incorporates significant changes to underscore our expectations of all employees and business partners. The updated Code encourages employees to apply ethical decision-making principles, rather than remember a lengthy set of rules. These guiding principles set out expected behavior and empower employees to do what’s right.
Upholding human rights aligns with Stryker’s mission of making healthcare better. Fulfilling this mission includes collaborating with suppliers and customers to develop innovative products and positively impact the communities where we operate. That’s why, in 2022, we published our Position on Human Rights that outlines our commitment. We expect third parties, including indirect channels, suppliers, vendors and contractors doing business with Stryker, to share our commitment to safeguarding human rights. For more information on human rights at Stryker, please see our comprehensive report.
Through our focus on supplier management, we drive accountability with our suppliers to deliver high-quality materials, minimize disruption and uphold our values. This enables us to predictably provide our customers with the products they need in a responsible manner. Any supplier doing business with us is required to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct through our supplier contracts and purchase order terms and conditions. The Supplier Code communicates our expectations for suppliers in key areas including:
For more information on this and our other responsible procurement focus areas please visit our Suppliers page.
Product Safety and Quality
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
Aligning closely with our mission and values, we define quality at our organization through this policy. To remain a leader in the medical technology industry, a company must have a passion for product quality and reliability. We are committed to meeting and exceeding global regulatory standards. We stand behind our products and address issues if they arise. To support this, we have a robust quality data program that includes key process indicators for different dimensions of quality. This data is used to manage the day-to-day quality activities and is also regularly reviewed with executive leadership. For more information please visit our Global Quality page.
Stryker works diligently to ensure that the organization can operate efficiently, and to protect the interests and privacy of our employees, customers, patients and other stakeholders. For more information, please visit our Cybersecurity page.