Environmental, Social, and Governance


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, which focuses on five impact areas, 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.

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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 case study below demonstrates our efforts to advance the SDGs.

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Our 2030+ Impact Areas

Minimise our contribution to global emissions and utilise 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 organisations 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. 

Responding in Times of Disaster

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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.

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.

Collectively, these capabilities enhance our customers' ability to contain AMR and achieve effective antimicrobial stewardship. Our recently formed, cross-company AMR team, working with the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria, the UK Mission to the United Nations, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Unies and the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, has helped organize forums at events such as the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Featured speakers have included Prof. Dame Sally Claire Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England; Lord Jim O'Neill, Chair of the AMR Review and U.K. Commercial Secretary to the Treasury; and Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the UN General Assembly meeting, Renuka Gadde from BD Global Public Health stated that "AMR has no single solution, and the challenges cannot be solved without multiple players working collectively on a common AMR agenda."

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.


Injection safety

Leading the supply of safe, effective, auto-disable single-use medication delivery devices


Supporting a continuum of care for HIV & AIDS


Helping reduce the spread and mortality of TB in high-burdened countries
Shared Value

Addressing unmet societal needs with profitable business models

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

BD Global Public Health utilises 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.

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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


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