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Diaverum becomes a signatory to the EPiHC.
FREMONT, CA: Diaverum, a prominent global provider of renal care services, joins Ethical Principles in Health Care (EPiHC), an international cohort committed to developing more sustainable business models via the incorporation of ethical principles.
The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) introduced a set of 10 concise, pragmatic, and universally applicable values on 27 March 2019 to assist private sector healthcare providers in developing transparent and resilient operating systems that adhere to the highest ethical standards. Diaverum has now joined the list of almost 160 signatories, including private healthcare providers, payers, investors, and their respective trade groups. Together with their subsidiaries, partners, and other affiliated companies, the signatories represent nearly 4,000 healthcare facilities in more than 70 countries.
Kirsty Bashforth, Diaverum’s Chief People and Communications Officer, says, “Diaverum’s Code of Conduct and True care culture, together, ensure we operate within a rigorous governance framework and that we conduct our business in a transparent and ethical way.
Becoming a signatory of the EPiHC is thus a natural development for us, one which we embrace proudly as a platform to share our experience with peers, learn from others in the industry and help the private healthcare sector as a whole play its role in advancing global access to high-quality, affordable care.”
Diaverum sees a strong link between ethical operating principles and the development of sustainable business models that benefit patients, employees, the environment, and the communities in which private enterprises serve. The principles' acceptance by a rising number of healthcare organisations contributes to the increasing importance of the ethical tenets throughout the healthcare system, directing and influencing decision-making in ways that promote high-quality, affordable healthcare for all.
Elena Sterlin, IFC’s Global Head of Health and Education, says, “We’re very pleased to welcome Diaverum to the EPiHC community. Diaverum’s rigorous governance framework and its commitment to conducting business in a transparent & ethical way embody the EPiHC principles, setting a leading example for the global healthcare sector.”