Purchasing Code of Ethics

Purchasing Code of Ethics

  1. Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of Vilter Manufacturing.
  2. Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar expended. Decline with grace inappropriate gifts or gratuities intended directly or indirectly to influence any business transactions.
  3. Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute and institutional policy permit.
  4. Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
  5. Demand honesty and integrity in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
  6. Receive consent of original or of proprietary ideas and designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.
  7. Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier; and/or be willing to submit any major controversies to arbitration or third-party review, insofar as the established policies of the institution permit.
  8. Accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions permit to all that call on legitimate business missions.
  9. Cooperate with trade, industrial and professional associations and with governmental and private agencies for the purposes of promoting and developing sound business methods.
  10. Foster fair, ethical, and legal trade practices.