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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Supply Chain Code of Ethics

All staff involved in Supply Chain activities shall adhere to the Hospital's Code of Conduct that encompasses the Supply Chain Code of Ethics: 

Personal Integrity and Professionalism

All individuals with purchasing or other Supply Chain-related activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all Supply Chain activities within and between Broader Public Sector organizations, suppliers and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. All participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment, or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.

Accountability and Transparency 

Supply Chain activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtain the best value for public money. All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.

Compliance and Continuous Improvement 

All individuals involved in purchasing or other Supply Chain-related activities must comply with this code of ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario. All individuals should continuously work to improve the Supply Chain policies and procedures to improve their Supply Chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share leading practices.

Whistleblowing System

As part of our commitment to our community, all staff, physicians and volunteers at SickKids are bound to our Code of Conduct, which includes the Supply Chain Code of Ethics. 

Concerns can be reported by emailing supply.chain@sickkids.ca or anonymously using SickKids Whistleblowing System.