BD’s approach to sustainability is one of shared value. We identify opportunities to address unmet health needs and develop innovative products that advance global health outcomes while generating significant business value.
By understanding the relationship between strong economic performance, social responsibility and respect for the environment, we can achieve BD’s purpose of "Helping all people live healthy lives."
We recognize the connection between healthy people and a healthy environment. BD’s commitment to both guides our conduct wherever we operate. We work continuously to create safe workplaces for our associates; shrink our environmental footprint; promote diversity among our associates; and act at all times with the utmost integrity.
BD established Project Compass, an enhanced anti-corruption and anti-bribery program, in 2011. The program introduces new functions to enhance third-party due diligence activities, new policy standards and scenario-based training. For more information, see page 15 of our 2011 Sustainability Report.
BD has joined an elite group of companies supporting WindMade™, the first global consumer labeling program to certify companies that source at least 25% of their power from wind energy. For more information, see page 38 of our 2011 Sustainability Report.
New self-assessment workbooks provide BD’s Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) managers with the framework and tools necessary to make program improvements without needing to wait for compliance audits. For more information, see page 45 of our 2011 Sustainability Report.
BD is a member of Practice Greenhealth’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Business Leadership Coalition which seeks to reduce the impact of healthcare products on human health and the environment. For more information, see page 32 of our 2011 Sustainability Report.
Under a three-year philanthropic program, BD and key partners will help improve safety for health workers and accuracy of diagnostic laboratory testing in Zambia through blood-drawing and specimen handling trainings. For more information, see page 20 of our 2011 Sustainability Report.
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