Supply Chain Code of Ethics

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. 

Last Updated: 16/06/2016