Strengthen Your Supplier Relationships by Enhancing Ethical Conduct
Jean Brock, Director, Procurement Excellence, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, 847-948-2868;Jean_Brock@Baxter.com
88th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2003 - Nashville, TN
Developing an ethical foundation for individuals involved in purchasing activities requires a set of business practice standards and professional codes of conduct. Maintaining a set of business practice standards and professional codes of conduct serve as an ethical foundation from which to encourage suppliers to establish an ethics policy and commit to ethical conduct. Baxter has developed the Business Practice Standards for Suppliers guide that outlines the ethical behaviors we expect from our suppliers. This workshop will share with you how to elevate awareness of good business practices and unethical pitfalls in procurement activities as they relate to perception, conflict of interest, gifts, confidential information, child labor, adherence to laws, and full and open competition.