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 utilize 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 organizations and governments on global, regional and local levels with a goal to enhance access to health for all people.

Antimicrobial Resistance

Collaborating to help curb the spread of resistant infections

Antimicrobials—drugs that kill infectious bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi—are a mainstay of modern medicine. However, limited development of new medicines and decades of outmoded use have driven increases in the number of microbes resistant to these lifesaving drugs.

Our ongoing efforts align with best practices that control antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and include a broad portfolio of AMR solutions that support the following areas:

  • Infection prevention and control. BD capabilities help reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the spread of antimicrobial-resistant organisms.

  • Diagnostic testing. BD capabilities enable clinicians to accurately identify infections, appropriately tailor treatment and avoid unnecessary antibiotic use.

  • Surveillance and reporting. BD efforts help identify patients at greatest risk of acquiring resistant infections, monitor population-based trends and provide early warning for outbreaks.
Infectious Diseases

Channeling products, resources and collaborative efforts to address fundamental health issues

A holistic approach is needed to combat complex infectious diseases such as TB and HIV & AIDS.

BD Global Public Health applies the company's technologies, resources and expertise across the continuum of care required to address these problems—from preventing disease transmission, to diagnosing infection, to monitoring treatment, to providing essential educational training for healthcare workers.

Family planning

Expanding access to needed contraceptive options

It is estimated that more than a million maternal and infant deaths could be avoided simply by filling the unmet need for family planning services, allowing women to delay motherhood, space births, avoid unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions, and stop childbearing when they reach their desired family size.

BD Global Health is aligned with the goal of making reliable modern contraceptives available to women in the developing world. To that effect, BD has been working to advance access by partnering on contraception available to another 120 million women in the developing world. BD has been working to advance access by partnering on Sayana® Press, an all-in-one injectable contraceptive system that utilises the BD Uniject™ pre-fillable auto-disable injection system .Sayana Press is compact, discreet and easy to transport, and requires basic training - making it especially suitable for community-based distribution, and for women who choose to administer through self-injection if approved locally and after health care worker instruction. Because of its unique contraceptive delivery technology, Sayana Press can be provided in low-resource, non-clinic settings, potentially transforming the way in which women can access and receive their preferred method of contraception.

Melinda Gates on Family Planning advancements in emerging nations

Maternal and newborn health

Working to ensure that innovations reach the women and children who need them the most

When a mother or newborn dies during childbirth, it devastates families and communities. The importance of maternal newborn health is highlighted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the first targets under SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being are to reduce the maternal mortality ratio and end preventable newborn deaths. The international community is mobilizing to achieve these goals, and calling on the private sector to play an important role in bringing innovations to scale. That is why BD Global Health has been working to develop and commercialize innovations that address the leading causes of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity.

BD is also an active advocate for efforts aimed at ending preventable maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, including providing funding, scaling up innovations and making essential commodities available. BD is also part of the private sector delegation for the Partnership for Maternal Newborn Health and the Global Financing Facility and has made commitments via Every Woman, Every Child.

Shared Value

Addressing unmet societal needs with profitable business models

As a company, BD embraces the strategy of shared value.

BD Global Public Health utilizes various methods to achieve positive societal outcomes including public-private partnerships, market development and public policy. BD also works with external funders and scientific collaborators to incubate global health technologies that address unmet needs in emerging nations.

BD has made the following notable advancements:


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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.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

At BD, we actively evaluate how we can mobilize and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through our product and service offerings, as well as collaborative efforts across various sectors-most prominently around SDG3, for good health and well-being. The two case studies below demonstrate our efforts to advance the SDGs.

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Our 2030+ Impact Areas

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

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

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

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

Invite trust across stakeholder groups through transparent performance reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues relevant to our business.

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.

2022 Global Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Report

U.S. Federal Employment Information Report (EEO-1)

 Our most recently filed U.S. Federal Employment Information Report (EEO-1) is available for download. The data in the consolidated EEO-1 report is based on BD’s population in the U.S. in December 2021 and reflects BD’s U.S. workforce as of that time.  The EEO-1 report requires that we categorize employees into ten broad EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Job Categories. These categories do not necessarily match the job levels in which BD organizes its workforce and evaluates its diversity and inclusion data. Thus, meaningful comparisons between EEO-1 Report data and other descriptions of BD’s diversity statistics and disclosures may not be possible.



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