Corporate Responsibility Priorities

Corporate Responsibility Priorities

Our corporate responsibility strategy focuses on the environmental, social, and economic initiatives that align with our company's mission to save and sustain lives. Our 2020 priority framework reflects the corporate responsibility topics that are vital to our business and the communities we touch worldwide.

Our Corporate Responsibility Council is led by global executives and subject matter experts from across the company. The Council helps oversee our corporate responsibility strategies and lead the integration of our efforts throughout our business.

Our 2020 Priorities

Product Innovation

Improve sustainability and performance of products and services by enhancing product quality and patient safety, reducing material use, minimizing chemicals of concern in new products, and promoting product recycling

Workplace Culture

Promote inclusion, diversity and employee engagement through building diverse, high-performing teams that are engaged and innovative, and advancing company culture so that every employee feels valued, respected and safe to be their authentic self

Ethics and Compliance

Drive a culture of integrity and the highest ethical behavior by achieving zero government enforcement actions over compliance issues and reaching compliance culture scores in the top quartile of general industry benchmarks

Employee Health and Safety

Achieve a zero-harm workplace and improve employee well-being by achieving top quartile performance in Total Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR) and by increasing participation in the  BeWell@Baxter program


Reduce environmental footprint through increased efficiency and resource conservation by pursuing zero waste-to-landfill at all manufacturing locations and reducing GHG emissions, energy and water use, and waste generation

Responsible Procurement and Logistics

Implement world-class sustainability practices with key partners through increasing our spending with diverse suppliers and expanding our green transport partnerships

Innovation That Expands Access to Care

Improve access to healthcare for the underserved by proactively pre-positioning our products with humanitarian partners, allocating grants from the Baxter International Foundation and launching new business models in emerging markets

Serving Our Communities

Support communities worldwide in enduring ways through projects that support access to clean water or enhance sanitation in water-stressed areas where Baxter has an operational presence