The TBDHU Board of Health uses a Supply Chain Code of Ethics to ensure an ethical, professional and accountable supply chain.
I. Personal Integrity and Professionalism
All employees of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit involved 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 the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. All employees 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.
II. 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 obtaining the best value for public money. All employees must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.
III. Compliance and Continuous Improvement
All employees involved in purchasing or other supply chain-related activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario. All employees should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge, and skill levels and to share leading practices.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit maintains professional memberships with the Ontario Public Buyers Association and the National Institute of Government Purchasers.