In accordance with Medline's philosophy that good ethics means good business, Medline is committed to adhering to high ethical, business and legal standards. These high standards apply to interactions with customers, competitors, suppliers, government entities, public and private entities that provide reimbursement, and each other. Integrity is a core value. Medline expects all personnel not only to comply with all applicable legal rules and ethical standards, but to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
Since Medline was founded in 1966, we have fostered a culture built on trust, respect and dignity for all. We adhere to laws and regulations that apply to our business wherever we operate, and our stringent internal standards, policies and processes often go beyond these requirements. Our ethics and compliance office provides the oversight, support and resources to maintain our culture of integrity.
Medline has many resources available to assist with questions and to address potential violations. Our employees, suppliers, customers and consumers can ask questions about our Code of Conduct and other ethics and compliance issues, or report potential violations, through EthicsPoint, a global Web and telephone information and reporting service. Telephone calls are toll-free, and EthicsPoint is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with translators available.