Environmental, Social, and Governance


Global Public Health

Working to strengthen healthcare systems across the world by developing and deploying market-appropriate solutions

BD Global Public Health works to align activities, priorities and development efforts around the world's leading public health needs. We drive access to existing BD solutions and develop and deploy innovations to address priority health needs in areas aligned with the  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To achieve positive societal outcomes, we utilise various methods including innovative commercial business models, public-private partnerships, market development activities and global advocacy. Established in 2004, BD Global Public Health champions private sector engagement with international agencies, nongovernmental organisations and governments on global, regional and local levels with a goal to enhance access to health for all people.

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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 sustainability strategy has evolved to focus on our role in addressing the wide range of challenges facing our industry, our society and the planet. To further enable our progress, we remain focused on shared value creation, which is how we address unmet societal needs through business models and initiatives that also contribute to the commercial success of BD.


Social Investing

At BD, we're passionate about advancing the world of health—and that passion extends through our approach to social investing. Our company values guide us to "do what's right," "take personal responsibility," and to "respect, collaborate with, challenge and care about each other." And those commitments apply not just to the way we do business—but also to the ways we give back to the local and global community.

We leverage our expertise to collaborate with leading nonprofit organizations to address unmet healthcare needs. We focus on improving healthcare access and strengthening the capacity of health systems to care for all patients, especially the most vulnerable. 

Encouraging Associate Engagement and Volunteerism

BD encourages its employees to get involved and give back to their local communities. 

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We are the Makers of Possible:

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at BD

We are the people who give possibilities purpose, and our Purpose serves as a foundation for who we are as a company. Our inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) goals fulfill our Purpose, empower our workforce, drive innovation, and create a more inclusive environment. And we’re always working to reinvent the future of healthcare, to discover possibilities that once seemed unimaginable. This has enabled us to establish ourselves as the backbone of healthcare on which many health systems depend.

We are committed to maintaining a healthy and thriving workforce that cultivates our culture of inclusion, safety and well-being. Our inclusion, diversity and equity efforts, supported by our Associate Resource Groups, policies and programs, facilitate an environment where our associates are included in key decisions and play a crucial role in developing the transformative solutions that impact lives around the globe. Our progress in ID&E drives our culture, differentiates us as a company, and is vital to our ability to achieve dynamic leadership in the MedTech industry.