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BD Issues 2011 Sustainability Report
Date:5/23/2012

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today the publication of its 2011 Sustainability Report.  The report focuses on the Company's shared-value approach to sustainability, which focuses on the relationship among strong economic performance, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

"We are pleased to report on BD's progress in achieving our sustainability goals, as well as how we are addressing the many challenges we face in the global business environment," said Vincent A. Forlenza, Chief Executive Officer and President. "We are broadening and redefining our approach to products, markets, services, productivity and even associate engagement, to drive higher shared value as well as higher shareholder value."

This year, BD's reporting aligns more closely with version 3.1 of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, and the Company has self-assessed the new report at GRI application level B.   BD's 2011 Sustainability Report highlights strategic priorities and performance in areas including:

  • Governance and Ethics:  BD remains committed to ethical operations and compliance with laws and regulations. In 2011, the Company updated its Code of Conduct and initiated Project Compass, the rollout of its enhanced global anti-corruption and anti-bribery program.
  • Product Responsibility:  BD addresses social and environmental concerns in areas including product quality, patient and healthcare worker safety, and product stewardship from development to disposal. In 2011, the Company added a sustainability assessment to its Global Product Development System, inaugurated Procurement Sustainability Summits for suppliers, and became a member of the Environmen
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