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Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Creating a healthier tomorrow

As a company focused on improving health, improving lives, we take our environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibility seriously. Every year, a cross-functional team collates our data and initiatives into a formal responsibility report. 

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Our Responsibilities

Our Company

How we are supporting corporate and social responsibility initiatives. 

Our People

How we are developing, inspiring and retaining a diverse and innovative team.  

    Our Operations

    How we are building a sustainable, efficient and secure organization. 

      Our Community

      How we are making an impact in communities around the world.  

        Metrics Validate Our Strategy

        All data below is from Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021

        3M+ global patient encounters/week
        59% of all global management are women
        70+ charitable foundation grants

        Our ESG committee impacts company-wide strategic initiatives and decision-making.  

        Our cross-functional, executive-level committee tracks dozens of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and metrics across the company, providing strategic recommendations for enterprise initiatives to leadership. We challenge ourselves to improve targets and goals every year.

        We use standardized data frameworks to benchmark and then challenge ourselves. 

        We report annual KPIs into the EcoVadis and CDP frameworks, and we’ve aligned our ESG principles and criteria to industry metric standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Task Force on Climate-Related FINANCIAL Disclosures. Every year, we set new targets, based on these benchmarks.