Policies and Legal Statements
The Instrumentation Laboratory logo, GEM, Premier, GEM Premier, ChemSTAT, ChemSTAT, GEMweb, iQM, HemosIL, ACL, ACL TOP, ACL Elite, ACL AcuStar, HemoCell, HemoHub, ReadiPlasTin, RecombiPlastin, SynthASil, Synthafax, ROTEM, Hemochron, Avoximeter and VerifyNow are trademarks of Instrumentation Laboratory Company and/or one of its subsidiaries or parent companies, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other jurisdictions. All other product names, company names, marks, logos, and symbols are trademarks of their respective owners. The Werfen logo is a trademark of Werfen and may be registered in the Patent and Trademark Offices of jurisdictions throughout the world.
Werfen maintains an environmental management system for the design, development, manufacture, distribution and onsite servicing of IVD Devices and Reagents.
Werfen is committed to protecting the environment by reducing the adverse impact of our activities, products, and services through recognition and support of:
- The key influential role of design and operational activities in environmental management
- The link between public health and the environment
Werfen is committed to training and participating in environmental policy issues for the benefit of our employees, customers and the public. Werfen will achieve these through:
- Continual improvement of the Environmental Management System to enhance environmental performance;
- Pollution evaluation and prevention, wherever possible and practical, by the use of non-polluting techniques and practices;
- Protection of the environment, wherever possible and practical, by the use of sustainable resources, protection of ecosystems, and other identified techniques and practices;
- Continuing to inform and train our employees on environmental initiatives and waste management programs; and
- Meeting or exceeding compliance obligations including, but not limited to, relevant environmental legislation, regulations, public sector requirements, and the expectations and/or requirements of interested parties.
California Supply Chain Act
At Werfen we are dedicated to conducting business in a lawful and ethical manner. We are unconditionally opposed to human trafficking and believe that all workers have the right to freely choose employment, and have a workplace free of unlawful harassment and discrimination. Therefore, Werfen expects its suppliers to equally act as responsible corporate citizens and to take affirmative actions to protect the rights of their workers against human trafficking.
Before engaging in business with any supplier, Instrumentation Laboratory, as part of its Initial Supplier Assessment Process, asks the supplier whether it respects internationally recognized standards prohibiting child and slave labor and whether it promotes safe and healthy working conditions.
In addition, Werfen includes in the standard terms and conditions of its purchase orders that any vendor or contractor providing goods or services comply with all applicable laws, statutes, rules, regulations and orders in effect in the countries and jurisdictions in which they do business. Finally, To ensure our contractors and suppliers respect and enforce our company standards, Werfen requests that all suppliers sign Werfen’s Supplier Certification which requires the supplier to respect internationally recognized standards prohibiting child and slave labor and promoting safe and healthy working conditions.
The focus on slavery and human trafficking is part our larger commitment to corporate responsibility and respecting human rights in our own operations and in our global supply chain.
With specific regard to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, Werfen provides the following information:
- Verification: Before engaging with any new supplier, Werfen requests that the supplier verify, as a part of its Initial Supplier Assessment Process, that the supplier respects internationally recognized standards prohibiting child and slave labor and promotes safe and healthy working conditions. Verification is not conducted by a third party.
- Audits: Werfen does not currently audit our suppliers specifically for compliance with company standards on trafficking and slavery in supply chains. Werfen does, however, periodically audit its suppliers for compliance to relevant quality systems and standards.
- Certification: To ensure our contractors and suppliers respect and enforce our company standards, Werfen requests that all suppliers sign Werfen’s Supplier Certification which requires the supplier to respect internationally recognized standards prohibiting child and slave labor and promoting safe and healthy working conditions. Werfen also includes a clause in our general terms and conditions of purchase that requires all suppliers to certify they are in full compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, rules, regulations and orders in the country or countries in which they are doing business.
- Internal Accountability: Werfen does not currently have internal corporate policies specific to slavery and human trafficking. We do, however, expect all employees and third parties who interact on behalf of the Company to adhere to the WerfenLife Code of Ethics, which requires compliance with all national and local laws, regulations and professional codes that apply to the areas within the scope of their work responsibilities.
- Training: Werfen periodically provides training to appropriate members of its procurement staff on the California Supply Chain Act.