As a global healthcare company operating in more than 100 countries, Baxter is committed to effective corporate governance, adherence to the law, and a culture of ethics and compliance throughout the organization. In 1995, Baxter became one of the first companies to adopt formal corporate governance guidelines. Enhancing the company’s practices and setting new standards is ongoing, and the company’s current corporate governance guidelines reflect this evolution.
Baxter’s Ethics and Compliance team works closely with operating and legal teams based regionally in Baxter’s businesses to ensure that the company’s activities adhere to applicable laws and to company policies. The organization offers numerous channels to educate and counsel employees, as well as confidential avenues to raise questions or report alleged violations of law and company policy. It investigates these items promptly and reports to senior management as appropriate.
Code of Conduct
We have established a strong foundation of integrity and compliance that helps guide employees in making good, ethical business judgments and taking appropriate, lawful actions.
Standard for Suppliers
We expect suppliers and business partners to comply with our guidelines and to know and obey all the laws governing the purchasing function at Baxter.
The Ethics and Compliance Helpline was established as an independent channel of communication that allows people to convey concerns and have an open dialogue about Baxter’s ethics and compliance issues.