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Code Certification

 

WELCOME TO THE IVD AUSTRALIA CODE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Code Certification is a means by which members of IVD Australia demonstrate their commitment to the Code of Conduct. The certification form should be completed by the CEO, Divisional Manager or other senior company representative. This list of questions will help you to complete the Program.

 

BEFORE YOU START

Some companies, particularly larger multinational companies, have internal Codes which may have provisions that are stricter than the IVD Australia Code. If your company has such a code, then you should have no difficulty meeting the requirements of the Program. However if your company code has provisions that are less stringent than the IVD Australia Code, then the stricter code will apply.

A training presentation can be accessed here, it will be useful for training your staff on the basics of the Code. There are other resources located on the main Code webpage

 


 

CAN YOU ANSWER “YES” TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS?

Have you read the Code? Do you understand how it applies to your company’s business practices? If you have any questions about the Code, you should

Do you require all officers, employees and representatives of your company to abide by the Code?

Is there a link on your company’s Australian website to enable site visitors to view or download the Code?

  • Not applicable if your company does not have an Australian website.

Does your company have procedures in place to ensure Code compliance?

  • Examples include a “sign-off” procedure for all new promotional activities, policies to cover the amount of expenditure permitted for entertaining and/or restrictions on the venues to be used for educational activities.

Have you appointed someone within your company to be responsible for monitoring your company’s Code compliance?

  • This may be the CEO, Divisional Manager, Regulatory Affairs Manager or other senior personnel.

Have you provided Code training to all those employees who may be engaged in Code related activities (eg sales & marketing personnel, representatives)?

  • You can download a brief training presentation here, to run at your next sales meeting.

Do you have policies in place for policing your company’s compliance with the Code?

  • Do your employees know who to ask if they have questions about the Code?
  • Do they know how to report suspected breaches of Company policies that are based on the Code?
  • Do you have a process in place for responding to suspected breaches of Company policies that are based on the Code?

 

If you can answer YES to these questions, you are ready to complete the Code Certification Form. Please DOWNLOAD and complete the form, then return it to IVD Australia by email or mail. Your Certificate and Code Logo will be emailed to you and should be displayed prominently to signify your status as a Code Compliant Company (eg in your Reception area, in your booth at trade displays). 

 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE IVD AUSTRALIA CODE OF CONDUCT