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BD Issues 2010 Sustainability Report
Date:5/19/2011

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today the publication of its 2010 Sustainability Report.  The report reaffirms the commitment of BD's 29,000 dedicated associates worldwide to pursuing the Company's purpose, "Helping all people live healthy lives," and doing so in a way that is centered on balancing the "triple-bottom-line" – achieving strong economic performance, promoting environmental stewardship and advancing social responsibility.

"In 2010, we continued to observe the strong connections between global health challenges and global environmental issues – and the role that BD can play in making progress in both areas," said Edward J. Ludwig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "We continue to make progress and believe that our sustainability strategy drives our creativity. It helps us to be more innovative with regard to our actions, products, services and collaborations, which in turn drive growth and operating excellence."

BD's commitment to helping to provide affordable, accessible medical technologies that help address fundamental healthcare needs has been embedded in BD's culture since the Company's founding in 1897.  Today, BD also recognizes the importance of strong environmental performance, and aspires to be recognized as the most environmentally responsible company in its industry.

The 2010 Sustainability Report highlights BD's priorities and performance in areas including:

  • Society: BD is focused on making contributions to society through its worldwide business operations, including the medical devices, instrument systems and reagents that it manufactures and sells, and is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. &
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