BD's Environment, Health and Safety policy

At BD, we consistently strive to provide superior products and services in pursuit of our purpose of Advancing the world of health. It is our goal to promote environmentally sound practices and protect the health and safety of our associates, our customers and partners, and the communities in which we live and work. It is our vision to have all associates working safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.

Consistent with this mission, it is our policy at BD:

  • To foster a culture to prevent work related accidents, injuries, illnesses and environmental harm through innovation, associate engagement and continuous improvement methodologies and to position BD as an environmental, health and safety (EHS) leader.
  • To incorporate best-in-class EHS programs throughout the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of our products and services, supported by external partners and industry initiatives.
  • To conserve natural resources, energy and water, reduce the generation of waste and emissions, reuse and recycle materials, minimize the use of hazardous materials, promote renewable energy use, and to use EHS management systems to identify and effectively manage our impact on the environment.
  • To be responsible corporate citizens and fulfill our overall compliance obligations. We strive to comply with applicable global EHS requirements as our foundation and establish additional programs where requirements may not be considered adequate or do not exist, and to verify adherence with this Policy through internal and external audits and reviews.

Managing environmental, health and safety is a shared responsibility. BD associates are provided training and skills to adhere to this Policy. This Policy is made available to the public.

Vincent A. Forlenza
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

May 2017