For the fourth consecutive year, Baxter ranked first in the healthcare category and 18th overall on the U.S. list of the 2012 Green Rankings produced by Trucost and Sustainalytics and published in Newsweek magazine. The rankings assess the largest publicly traded companies, as measured by revenue, market capitalization and number of employees, for each company's environmental impact, management and disclosure. Independent reviewers assess the quality of each company's environmental strategies, policies, transparency and performance.
"As a global healthcare company, Baxter works to embrace the principles of sustainability and incorporate them into daily operations," said Art Gibson, VP of Environment, Health and Safety and Sustainability. "Baxter views sustainability as a long-term strategic approach to creating lasting social, environmental and economic value for our wide-ranging stakeholder base. These efforts have helped to drive continual improvement in reducing Baxter's environmental impacts."
Baxter's recent environmental accomplishments include, since 2005, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 34 percent indexed to revenue (7 percent in absolute terms) and reducing water use by 33 percent indexed to revenue
(6 percent in absolute terms).
For more details on Baxter's environmental initiatives and performance, please visit the company's annual sustainability report. For more information about the Newsweek Green Rankings, see http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/features/2012/newsweek-green-rankings.html.
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