As the market leader worldwide, Fresenius Medical Care is aware of its responsibility and takes it seriously. With our rules and company ethics we want to set standards that comply with our own and our stakeholders’ expectations.
Fresenius Medical Care is committed to conduct its business activities in compliance with local laws and regulations that apply to our business. We seek to demonstrate professionalism, honesty and integrity in our business relationships with patients, customers, suppliers, the government and other payors, fellow employees, stockholder and the general public.
The Company has established a Corporate Ethics and Compliance Program to ensure that the Company and its employees comply with applicable laws, regulations, and established Company standards in operating the business.
The Ethics and Compliance Program oversees the Company's principal lines of business. The Compliance Program also addresses all regulatory standards applicable to operating the business. The structure of the Compliance Program provides a systematic approach that incorporates the elements of an effective Compliance Program as outlined in the newly revised U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a comprehensive Compliance Program. For a summary please see the Ethics and Compliance Program Overview.
Fresenius’ compliance standards are more fully outlined in the Code of Business Conduct.
Fresenius’ compliance standards for vendors, suppliers and contractors are summarized in the Vendor Relationships Policy.
Fresenius’ Declaration of Compliance as required by California Health and Safety Code, section 119402.