Applied Medical fosters an environment in which people of diverse backgrounds are valued, challenged, acknowledged and rewarded. We enjoy an inclusive workforce globally, where all team members have opportunities to grow and thrive.
At Applied Medical, we abide by all relevant U.S. and international employment laws and are an equal opportunity employer. When we do engage with an outside vendor, we require that they also comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
We promote an environment that respects human rights and is free from discrimination and harassment. We fully endorse the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, the U.N. Convention against Corruption, and the International Labor Organization conventions on forced labor, child labor, discrimination, and freedom of association. We have zero tolerance for any action that goes against these conventions both within our operations and from our raw materials suppliers. The standards we uphold and the expectations we have of our suppliers are outlined in our comprehensive Applied Medical Supplier Handbook.
As a vertically integrated company, we minimize outsourcing and instead expand our internal areas of expertise by enabling our team members to execute our product design, as well as development and implementation of manufacturing processes in-house. Because of this, we are able to ensure the highest standards of employment practices globally. We train our team members to follow our Quality Policy to meet our customers' needs for safe and effective products, and expect and empower team members to adhere to these high standards.
We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our team members and visitors at all our sites around the world. We continuously work to eliminate potential risks in the workplace, monitor safety performance and comply with relevant laws where we operate.
As part of our culture, we believe in respecting each other's opinions and promoting open communication across all levels and departments. At Applied Medical, everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and feedback, at any time. We advise all team members to speak up and have established a variety of methods to do so, whether directly or anonymously.