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    Sustainability

    Sustainability at BD

    We view sustainability as a portfolio of complementary initiatives and actions that help us achieve our purpose of advancing the world of health™. We see the modern social and environmental challenges our world faces as opportunities to make a difference while strengthening our company.

    Our 2030+ sustainability strategy addresses a range of challenges in our industry while helping to make a difference on relevant issues that affect society and the planet.

    Our strategy will ensure we remain focused on shared value creation—meaning how we address unmet societal needs through business models and initiatives that also contribute to the commercial success of BD.

     

    We know that we are all accountable, and with that in mind, we have aligned our sustainability work around five important areas of focus

    Climate Change

    Our ambition:
    Minimize our contribution to global emissions and utilize our capabilities to address unmet health needs for climate vulnerable populations.

    Our commitments:
    We will set carbon reduction targets aligned with climate science and aim to be carbon neutral across our direct operations by 2040. We will also use our capabilities to contribute to solutions that address climate-related health challenges.

    Product Impacts

    Our ambition:
    Reduce the environmental impact of our portfolio and address the sustainability needs of our customers.

    Our commitments:
    We will work with partners to reduce impacts of our products and packaging, with a focus on plastic, across the value chain and apply minimum environmental and human health criteria to new products and product changes to ensure meaningful and sustainable product improvements across the lifecycle.

    Responsible Supply Chain

    Our ambition:
    Create a supply chain adaptable to disruption and able to contribute to strong environmental and social performance.

    Our commitments: 
    We will create a responsible supply chain resilient to disruptions, by strengthening engagement with supply chain partners around sustainability expectations, practice and performance, and incorporating sustainability into our supply chain decisions.

    Healthy Workforce and Communities

    Our ambition:
    Maintain a healthy and thriving workforce that cultivates our culture of inclusion, safety, well-being, and contributes to community health.

    Our commitments:
    We will provide tools and resources to empower our workforce in managing their physical, mental and financial health; improve our culture of inclusion, safety and wellbeing; and contribute to the global community.

    Transparency

    Our ambition:
    Invite trust across stakeholder groups through transparent performance reporting on environmental, social, and governance issues relevant to our business.

    Our commitments:
    We will provide our stakeholders with meaningful information about our business by regularly disclosing clear information about our sustainability performance and programs, aligning with relevant and recognized external sustainability reporting frameworks.

    Sustainability Report

    2020

    Sustainability Report

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    Climate Change management report

    2019

    Climate Change Management Report

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