CIPS has awarded Al Seef Hospital in Kuwait, a leader in delivering international standards of healthcare, the CIPS corporate ethics mark which showcases an organisation’s ethical principles in procurement and supply. Staff at the hospital completed ethics training and passed a test in fraud, corruption, bribery, human rights and environmental concerns in procurement and supply chain. Al Seef Hospital, is the first hospital in Kuwait to achieve the CIPS corporate ethics mark.
The CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply eLearning and Test has been recently updated and renewed to provide quality learning and guidance for organizations concerned about unethical practices in their supply chains. Developed for all levels of procurement professionals, the program and test enable individuals and organizations to hone their skills and knowledge and ultimately demonstrate their commitment to ethical practice. Al Seef Hospital was established in 2009, with the aim to substantially alter the healthcare landscape in Kuwait and principally focusing on specialized women’s and children’s health services, as well as multi-disciplinary medical and surgical specialties. After the training and test, ten staff members from the hospital went on to become CIPS members to continue their learning and implementation of high standards.
Commenting on the achievement, CIPS Managing director Sam Achampong said, “Good healthcare is a vital aspect to our lives that enables us to continue to work, travel and take care of our families, so knowing that procurement is being conducted with ethical principles in mind is a comfort and differentiates the hospital from others in the region.
“I commend the team at Al Seef Hospital for their knowledge and dedication in going through the rigorous detailed training and for taking the test, providing confidence to their colleagues, stakeholders and patients that important ethical issues are high on the agenda.”
On this auspicious occasion, the Ag. CEO of Al Seef Hospital, Mr. Ashraf Elhag commented that “It is a great recognition for the Hospital in being the first hospital in Kuwait to obtain the CIPS Corporate Ethics mark and this clearly demonstrates our commitment to adhering to the highest level of international ethical standards and practices hospital wide. I would also like to thank the entire Materials management team for earning this valuable global recognition for the Hospital. This program was implemented as a part of the annual professional development program for hospital staff and to ensure that the Materials management team adheres to the best ethical standards while managing their supply chain operations and also practice ethical sourcing and management of suppliers on a daily basis”.
Companies that achieve the ethics mark are included in the CIPS Corporate Ethics Register which includes various sectors and organisations around the globe.
Sign up your procurement and supply management team to take the test and learn about what makes up strong, ethical supply chains giving confidence to staff, customers and other stakeholders that supply chains are being managed with the strong ethical principles.
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About Al Seef Hospital
Al Seef Hospital is a leading patient friendly private hospital in the state of Kuwait and anchors on the unique healthcare philosophy of consistently employing technologically advanced medical solutions through state-of the-art equipment’s, world-class treatment environment, tried-and-tested procedures and a highly qualified staff, who are committed to constantly upgrading their knowledge-base. Through affiliations with renowned healthcare certifying institutes and medical schools in the United States, Europe, UK and Australia, the hospital aims to contribute to global best practices and healthcare standards.