Corporate Social Compliance

At Halyard Health, we believe that operating with integrity and with high ethical standards is the Halyard Health way of doing business. Our Code of Conduct provides guidance for dealing with customers, suppliers, other employees, competitors and the public with integrity and in an ethical and appropriate manner.

Our Company respects international social compliance and environmental principles aimed at promoting and protecting human rights and the environment. Our policies align with the goals of several international standards, including the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. These values are formalized in our Human Rights In Employment Policy and Instructions.

Supplier Social Compliance Standards

Supplier Social Compliance Standards (SSCS) are a vital pillar of Halyard Health’s workplace accountability programs. These standards are driven by the belief that good corporate citizenship is essential to our long-term business success and must be reflected in our relationships and actions in our workplaces and the workplaces of those who are authorized to directly supply our business.

Supplier Social Compliance Standards Audit Guide

Halyard Health’s Supplier Social Compliance Standards audit guide is an introduction to Halyard Health, the Corporate Social Compliance team and the standards by which we will audit and remediate.

Due Diligence Process

In selecting new finished product contract manufacturing (FPCM) suppliers, Halyard Health uses a multi-level due diligence process that involves surveys, reviews of supplier policies, procedures, records and in certain situations, the potential for initial and recurring manufacturing site.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure

Halyard Health’s verification the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Halyard Health verifies its product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slave labor - this verification is done by independent audits and/or self- and/or Halyard assessments.

Audits are performed to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains and this verification is done by independent audits and/or self- and/or Halyard Health assessments.

During the audit, we receive certification from our direct suppliers that their materials incorporated into their products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country in which they are doing business.

Halyard Health’s Supplier Social Compliance Standards and Code of Conduct are key in maintaining internal and external social compliance accountability standards and procedures for suppliers, employees or contractors in regard to combating slavery and trafficking.

Halyard Health provides training on human trafficking and slavery for its employees and management who have a direct responsibility for supply chain management. The training includes a strong focus on identifying and mitigating risks.

Conflict Minerals Report 2014

Halyard Health was not required to prepare an independent Conflict Minerals Report (“Report”) for 2014, but Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Report for 2014 contains information responsive for its Health Care division through October 31, 2014, the date when Kimberly-Clark spun off the division, creating Halyard Health.  Halyard Health prepared and filed its own Report for 2015 on May 25, 2016.

World Bank Indicator

The World Bank Indicator includes data for 214 economies spanning from 1960 to 2013 and can provide a summary of aggregate and individual governance indictors. Halyard rates country risk solely on the World Bank Indicators.

Freedom of Association

We are committed to respecting our employees’ right to freedom of association, including:

  • The right to organize in accordance with national laws and practices.
  • The right to collective bargaining through representatives of their own choosing.
  • The right of their chosen representatives to have reasonable access to our employees in order to represent them.
  • The right to engage in other protected activities.
  • The right to refrain from such activities.

Diversity and Inclusion and Non-Discrimination

We are committed to having a globally diverse workforce through equal employment opportunity. We will:

  • Recruit, promote and support the professional development of a globally diverse workforce.
  • Hire, train, promote, and compensate based on the ability, achievement, experience, and conduct of the employee without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, national origin, gender identity, disability, legally protected leave or veteran status or other categories protected by applicable law.
  • Recognize and utilize the diversity of each other’s talents, abilities, and experiences.
  • Be open to all perspectives and help others feel comfortable expressing those perspectives.

Global Human Rights

Halyard Health is committed to recognizing human rights on a global basis. We have established certain standards designed to protect human rights and also expect our suppliers and business partners to follow these standards:

  • Allow freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  • Protect against child labor.
  • Protect against forced labor and abuse of labor.
  • Prohibit discrimination.
  • Comply with work hour, wage, and benefit laws.
  • Provide a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Protect the environment.
  • Prohibit corruption and bribery.