Baxter Publishes 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report, Highlighting Efforts to Make a Meaningful Difference as a Leading Global Corporate Citizen
Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a leading global medical products company, today released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report, published annually, details progress towards realizing the company's Corporate Responsibility priorities and goals, including driving the sustainability of products and operations, improving access to care for the underserved and fostering a best place to work. The report published today includes developments made in 2019 related to Baxter's current set of five-year goals, which will conclude at the end of 2020.
"Baxter has been defined and guided by a dedication to corporate responsibility for decades," said José (Joe) E. Almeida, chairman and chief executive officer. "While this report focuses on our corporate responsibility efforts in 2019, its release comes amid ongoing historic developments in public health and social justice. Consistent with our values as a corporate citizen, we continue to do everything we can to support the patients, clinicians and communities that depend on us. I salute the passion and determination of Baxter employees around the world, who power our focus on creating lasting social, environmental and economic value for our diverse stakeholder base. This unwavering dedication is reflected in our 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report."
Highlights of the 2019 report include:
Driving Sustainability of Products and Operations
Improving Access to Care for the Underserved
Baxter has been recognized for its leadership in corporate responsibility by numerous organizations and publications globally, including being highlighted as an employer of choice, as a company that works to nurture an inclusive and diverse workplace, and as a socially and environmentally responsible business. A list of recognition highlights can be found within the 2019 report.
As Baxter nears the conclusion of its five-year 2020 Corporate Responsibility priorities and goals, the company is proactively evaluating its reporting approach to more strongly align with disclosure frameworks and the guidance of additional sustainability standards and reporting organizations, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and science-based carbon targets. Baxter intends to announce its 2025 Corporate Responsibility priorities and goals later this year.
Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter's leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we've been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter's employees worldwide are now building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations. To learn more, visit www.baxter.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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