Doing business the right way is a conscious decision and one that Owens & Minor has successfully accomplished for over 135 years. Our commitment to doing business the right way means conducting ourselves with integrity in our interactions with our customers, our third-party partners, the Health Care Professionals we support,the patients we help, and the communities where we live and work.

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A Comprehensive Compliance Program

Owens & Minor’s comprehensive Ethics and Compliance program aligns with the fundamental elements of an effective compliance program, as outlined by the U.S. Government and healthcare industry best practices. This includes a well-designed compliance program that is implemented effectively and applied practically.

Elements of Owens & Minor’s compliance program include, but are not limited to:
  • Annual global risk assessment
  • Our Code of Honor
  • Compliance policies and procedures
  • Training and communications
  • Confidential reporting and investigations
  • Third-party management
  • Compliance guidance and support of senior and middle management
  • Privacy guidance (including HIPAA, GDPR, and global privacy compliance)
  • Transparency guidance
  • Auditing and monitoring
  • Expense management
  • Analysis and remediation of misconduct, including disciplinary measures

Ethics and Compliance Guidance


Owens & Minor Code of Honor provides standards and guidelines for ethical conduct for all Owens & Minor teammates, officers, and directors. It outlines expected conduct, key compliance laws, workplace conduct, conflicts of interest guidelines, conducting business with our customers and suppliers, and integrity of our business and accounting practices.

All Owens & Minor associates are expected to comply with the Code of Honor at all times and immediately report any potential or actual violation of the Code of Honor. Anyone may view the Code of Honor and report a concern at (multiple languages available).

Owens & Minor Policies


Owens & Minor values reflect our commitment to our customers, our teammates, and the communities where we live and work. They embody “IDEAL” behavior—Integrity, Development, Excellence, Accountability, and Listening. We live our IDEAL values in everything we do, including our anti-corruption program. Learn more about IDEAL values in the Owens & Minor Code of Honor.

Use of this site or any documents included in this site are for demonstration purposes only and should not be considered legal advice nor an endorsement for your compliance program. Always seek legal advice for your specific situation before building a compliance program.