Championing Our People and Communities

Championing Our People and Communities

We're focused on creating a best place to work for our employees and making a meaningful difference in communities around the world. Giving back is central to who we are, which is why we're dedicated to championing our people and communities. 

Our 2030 Employee and Community Goals

Invest in Underserved Communities Globally

Invest $275 million in underserved communities through strategic partnerships and product donations from Baxter and the Baxter International Foundation.

Achieve Top Quartile Workplace Safety Performance

Achieve top quartile workplace safety performance annually in total recordable incident rate.*

*Among global companies across industries as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Increase Representation of Women and Ethnic Minorities in Leadership Roles

Through hiring, promotion, and retention, aspire to increase representation of women in leadership roles globally to 40%.* Through hiring, promotion and retention, aspire to increase representation of ethnic minorities in leadership roles in the United States to 25%.*

*Assuming labor market conditions continue to support the goal. Leadership role is defined as director and above.

Baxter Gives Back

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Every day, Baxter and the Baxter International Foundation strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who depend on the company's products, and in the communities where employees live and work.  

The Baxter International Foundation  

The Foundation helps advance our mission to save and sustain lives through strategic and global Signature Partnerships that increase access to healthcare for the underserved, bolster Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education to develop the next generation of healthcare innovators and promote overall community resilience.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Corporate Giving

Baxter also donates cash and products to organizations working to increase access to healthcare and promote community resilience around the world.

Baxter does not accept unsolicited requests for product donations. For corporate contributions to healthcare organizations, please see Supporting U.S. Healthcare Organizations below.  

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Our Work in Action

Increase Access to Healthcare

The Foundation focuses on Signature Partnerships—large-scale, multiyear programs—that utilize digital and telehealth innovations to enhance quality healthcare in underserved communities globally, with a focus on diabetes prevention, access to clean water and sanitation (WASH) and nutrition.

Our Partnership With Direct Relief

Our Partnership With Operation Smile

In 2020, the Foundation established a partnership with Save the Children to support global relief efforts for children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond medical supplies, the nonprofit also provides water, sanitation and hygiene resources, nutritional support, education and more.

Our Partnership With Save the Children

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Bolster STEM Education

With innovation at the core of Baxter's work, the Foundation has long been committed to empowering K-12 students to pursue careers in STEM. 

Our Partnership With Illinois Science and Technology Institute

Our Partnership With Northwestern's Baxter Center for Science Education

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Promote Community Resilience

The Foundation prioritizes work to strengthen communities through disaster relief efforts as well as partnerships that bolster inclusion and diversity.

We also implement an industry best practice manufacture-to-donate product strategy, which means we manufacture products twice a year specifically for our humanitarian partners to deploy in disaster relief and in support of underserved communities globally. To do so, we partner with Americares and Direct Relief and align with guidelines established by the World Health Organization Guidelines for Medicine Donations and the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations.

Our Manufacture-To-Donate Product Strategy

Our Partnership With American Diabetes Association

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Prize Programs

The Foundation has longstanding partnerships with esteemed organizations to champion and recognize healthcare workers through prize programs. These awards recognize healthcare institutions, researchers and nurses who are moving the needle in health delivery in their respective fields.  

Foster G. McGaw Prize / American Hospital Association 

William B. Graham Prize / Association for University Programs in Health Administration 

Episteme Award / Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 

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Supporting U.S. Healthcare Organizations

Baxter’s Contributions Management Program supports U.S. Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) that enhance healthcare delivery, increase access to patient care, and foster understanding and education of therapeutic and disease states.

Our Online Application And Program Guidelines  

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Employee Engagement

Our employees are generous in helping to make a meaningful difference in communities globally, and the Foundation is proud to amplify their efforts.

Learn From Our Employees

Our Employee-Engagement Benefits

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Creating a Best Place to Work

Ensuring that our employees are confident in Baxter’s efforts to champion their success each and every day is critical. Key to this work is bolstering an inclusive and diverse workplace, empowering employee health and safety, prioritizing ethics and compliance and more. For more information: 

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Our Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) Policies 

Our Culture Of Ethics & Compliance