Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our strategy for corporate social responsibility is simple. If we live by our values, we will act in a manner that is not only best for our company but for everyone we impact. Being a responsible corporate citizen is something we must do if we want to succeed as a company. It’s that simple.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Our 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report highlights ways RTI Surgical contributes to preserving the environment and serving the communities where we operate. The report includes facts about RTI’s environmental stewardship, innovative initiatives, community involvement and employee relations.

Supply Chain Policy

RTI cares about the health and safety of our employees, the public, those who benefit from receiving our implants and other products, as well as the responsible use of natural resources. We fully support the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and are committed to sourcing conflict-free minerals for use in the manufacturing of our metal implants and other products. Read RTI Surgical’s Supply Chain Policy.

Philanthropic Impact

RTI is committed to making a positive impact in the local communities in which we operate. Our corporate giving philosophy is focused on supporting organ and tissue donation education, science and technology education and healthcare issues. Some of the organizations we have supported include:

  • Cade Prize Night
    An annual competition that awards $50,000 to a Florida-based inventor, innovator or entrepreneur
  • Five Points of Life Race Weekend
    An annual marathon organized by Five Points of Life - a program aimed at raising awareness of the five ways to share life with others through blood, apheresis, bone marrow, umbilical cord blood and organ and tissue donation
  • Girl Scouts STEM Program
    A program that helps girls explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • American Cancer Society Relay For Life
    An annual community event that raises funds for cancer research, programs and education
  • United Way
    A non-profit organization that helps improve local communities by focusing on education, income and health

United Way Workplace Campaigns

Since 1999, RTI has conducted a company-wide United Way Campaign. Proceeds from our Alachua headquarters benefit the United Way of North Central Florida, while proceeds from our other locations are designated to the United Way agencies in those areas. Overall, we have raised more than $1.2 million for the United Way – something we are very proud of. We believe that directing our efforts toward an organization with a diverse area of impact is the best way for us to reach the largest number of people in our local communities.

Donation & Sponsorship Request Form

At RTI, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work. We appreciate your interest in our company and the chance to make an impact on initiatives we proudly support, such as science education, organ and tissue donation and healthcare. To request a sponsorship or product/implant donation, please complete the form below.

Donation Sponsorship Request

Donation Sponsorship Request

Donation & Sponsorship Request

We appreciate your interest in RTI Surgical, Inc. and the opportunity to make an impact on charitable focus areas we proudly support such as promotion of organ and tissue donation, donation of products/implants/grafts for charitable purposes, and provision of support to promote scientific advancements and provision of indigent care in the healthcare industry. 

RTI considers the following broad categories of donations:

  • Educational grants for the advancement of medical education
    1. Conferences, meetings, symposia and congresses
    2. General educational grants (e.g., grand rounds, journal clubs)
    3. Priority is given to projects / programs focusing on orthopedics
  • Research grants 
    1. May be made to charitable research institutions or to independent entities
    2. Must be for independent medical research with scientific merit
    3. Requires submission of detailed information regarding the study for consideration
    4. Priority is given to research focusing on orthopedics
  • Charitable contributions
    1. Charitable missions
    2. Public education
    3. Patient education
    4. Support of indigent care
    5. Support of non-profit entities in the communities of RTI office sites

To request a donation, please complete the form below.

Type of donation request.*
This organization is:*
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Requests must be made by authorized representatives of an organization. Requests should not be submitted directly by RTI employees, agents, distributors, etc. on behalf of another entity.
Nature of product / in-kind donation.*
Nature of financial donation.
Date by which donation is needed.*
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Indigent care cases*
Indigent care cases
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The patient in this case was reviewed in accordance with requester's internal policy related to the provision of charitable health care and meets criteria for indigency and other eligibility factors for participation in the program.
Neither the patient or any third-party will be billed for the product donated by RTI for this procedure.
Compliance Certification: To the best of my knowledge, the following statements as they pertain to this request are accurate and true;*

RTI Donation Request Approval Compliance Statement:

All requests and supporting documentation will be reviewed by the RTI Surgical, Inc. ("RTI") Compliance Office. We receive numerous requests that may exceed our charitable contribution budget or ability to fulfill product donation / in-kind requests. Unfortunately this means we may decline support of very worthwhile organizations. Our declination does not reflect a negative appraisal of your organization, services, or charitable mission. RTI is a member of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) & Medtech Europe We fully support the AdvaMed Code of Ethics and similar Codes of Ethics throughout the world. We do not make or condition donations with the intent to influence any individual or organization to use or recommend our products.

In addition, RTI personnel in the sales department and RTI distributors may provide input about the suitability of a grant or donation request, however such individuals shall not control the decision or have their input provided undue weight when determining whether a particular program, entity, or project will receive a donation - or for financial donations - determine the amount of the donation.

If the donation request is approved, RTI will require a signed acknowledgment once the grant or donation is made.

RTI Third Party Educational Grants Compliance Statement

RTI may provide a grant to a conference sponsor to reduce conference costs (e.g., registration fees and faculty expenses). RTI may also provide grants to a training institution or conference sponsor to allow attendance by medical students, residents, fellows, and others who are HCPs in training. RTI shall not provide a grant directly to an HCP. In connection with the provision of a grant to a conference sponsor, the following factors shall apply:

  • Primary Educational Purpose.
    The gathering must be primarily dedicated to promoting objective scientific and educational activities and discourse.
  • Control of Attendee Selection.
    The training institution or the conference sponsor must be responsible for selection of the attending HCPs who are in training.
  • Bona Fide Organization and Function.
    A grant may be paid only to organizations with a genuine educational function, and may be used to reimburse only the legitimate expenses for bona fide educational activities.
  • Compliance with Sponsor Standards.
    A grant must be consistent with the applicable standards established by the conference sponsor and the body that is accrediting the educational activity.
  • Control of Program Content, Faculty and Materials.
    The conference sponsor must be responsible for and control the selection of program content, faculty, educational methods and materials.

[United States Only] The U.S. Physician Payment Sunshine Act requires all pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device manufacturers – like RTI Surgical – to report annually to the U.S. government payments and transfers of value made to U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals. This could include educational and research grants and charitable donations.

In the event of further questions or follow up on your submission, please contact:

Francisco ("Frank") T. Rivas, Esq. 
Consultant - Corporate Compliance officer 
11621 Research Circle
Alachua, FL 32615
o: 386.418.8888 x4480
c: 352.538.7096

Terms & Conditions

All organizations requesting a donation or sponsorship must complete this form. Requests will be reviewed within one month of submission, and we will respond to your request after the review process is complete. All requests should be submitted with as much advance notice as possible.

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