Protecting Our Planet

Protecting Our Planet

We are committed in philosophy and in action to be an agent of change at a global level, taking steps to do what is right for our planet. We live out this commitment through sustainability targets that help preserve the environment and its natural resources for generations to come.

Our 2030 Environmental Goals

Carbon Neutrality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Achieve carbon neutrality for our direct operations by 2040 and reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2030, aligned with a well-below 2o Celsius science-based target.

Implement Strategic Water Management Plans

Implement strategic water management plans at prioritized manufacturing locations.*

*Identify prioritized locations using a risk-based approach by the end of 2023.

Advance Sustainable Procurement

Integrate Baxter's sustainable procurement strategy across 90% of our supplier spend.*

*As measured by supplier commitment to Baxter's Ethics & Compliance Standards and Baxter's completion of corporate responsibility audits within our supply base. 

Implement Strategic Materials and Waste Management Plans

Implement prioritized waste mitigation opportunities* in Baxter's integrated supply chain, from procurement to distribution.

*Identify prioritized waste generation sources by the end of 2024.

The baseline for these goals is 2020 and the target achievement year is 2030, unless stated otherwise.

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Baxter completed 150 energy conservation projects in 2023, which are estimated to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 21,100 metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent per year beginning in 2024. This is nearly double the GHG emissions reduction achieved with energy projects completed in 20221.

Estimated GHG emissions reductions are calculated for the full calendar year following project implementation

Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S)

Our EHS&S Policy supports our mission to save and sustain lives and outlines our commitment to consistent improvement in environmental, health, safety and sustainability performance as we create value for our stakeholders. Our EHS&S management system is based on Global EHS&S Requirements that establish the minimum standards all of our facilities must meet and maintain. These requirements guide our approach, applying ISO 14001 to systematically manage environmental aspects and ISO 45001 to manage employee health and safety hazards and risks. The EHS&S audit process helps to verify the company's facilities have programs that satisfy regulatory requirements and meet our EHS&S objectives and goals. 

Throughout our integrated supply chain, we strive to use energy, water and raw materials efficiently, while reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions. A key focus is to reduce the environmental impact of the products we design, manufacture and sell, thus cross-functional groups participate in Baxter's Product Sustainability Program to further embed product stewardship across the company. You can visit our latest Corporate Responsibility Report for more information. 

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Our Corporate Responsibility and Reporting

Every year, we measure and evaluate our performance, communicate progress and challenges, and identify opportunities to drive even greater impact within our Corporate Responsibility Report. We invite you to explore the 2023 Corporate Reponsibility Report and see how we're tracking on our 2030 goals.