Environmental, Social, and Governance

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Global Public Health

Our Global Public Health team collaborates with and empowers our government, community health, industry, and development partners, in underserved communities around the world, with meaningful tools, programs, and expertise to strengthen health systems, expand healthcare access and drive improved, equitable health outcomes for all.

Global Public Health

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

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. 

Strengthening Health Systems and Expanding Access to Care

BD partners with leading nonprofit organizations to address unmet healthcare needs. 

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Encouraging Associate Engagement and Volunteerism

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

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Responding in Times of Disaster

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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 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 2022 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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