Our cross-functional Ethics and Compliance Committee consists of members of our executive leadership team and other functional leaders. The committee works with our Chief Compliance Officer in support of the Compliance program to ensure that issues are identified and addressed using a risk-based approach. Under this committee’s charter, our ethics and compliance initiatives demonstrate Dentsply Sirona’s unwavering commitment to our core values which set behavioral expectations for employees, business partners, and industry consultants. Ultimately, this proactive approach to managing the Company’s ethics and compliance program helps ensure a sustainable future for our Company.
Our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct sets out guiding principles for the conduct of business that must be followed by everyone who does business on behalf of Dentsply Sirona, and establishes the expectations for how we operate globally. It outlines expectations for uncompromising integrity and compliance with all laws and regulations when it comes to customer, supplier, key opinion leader, and government official interactions.
It also provides guidance on identifying, mitigating, and managing a wide range of risks, and underscores our commitment to our employees and communities around the world. Supervisors and managers are responsible for ensuring their teams comply with the Code, and all employees are responsible for ensuring they can recognize potential compliance issues and seek the appropriate advice from subject matter experts regarding any issues. The Code is reviewed annually by the Ethics and Compliance Committee as well as the Board, and training is administered annually to all Dentsply Sirona employees.
Supporting this Code are numerous policies and procedures which provide more detailed guidance on a variety of topics, such as:
We continue to evolve our Ethics and Compliance program in response to changes in our business structure and in laws across the world. Below is a list of the Codes, Policies, and Procedures updated in 2020.
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct:
We also run regular trainings on the following topics:
Dentsply Sirona encourages all associates as well as its customers, vendors, contractors, and other business partners to promptly report any situation they believe raises ethical or legal concerns regarding the conduct of our business or associates. Such concerns may constitute a violation of our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct or other company policies, and Dentsply Sirona takes any such reports seriously. Anonymous reports may be made by phone, web reporting, or letter.
The following ethics reporting contact information is intended only for ethics-related reports and is not to be used for normal business or product inquiries.
Dentsply Sirona’s Business Partner Code of Conduct reaffirms our commitment to the development of relationships based on integrity by outlining what we expect from our business partners, and what our business partners can expect from us. It identifies our core values and the socially responsible, ethical principles that guide our work and how we conduct business, and further serves as a complement to the Dentsply Sirona Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.