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BD Issues 2012 Sustainability Report
Date:5/22/2013

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today the publication of its 2012 Sustainability Report. This is BD's fifth Sustainability Report and it continues to focus on the Company's shared value approach to sustainability.

"We believe the principles of shared value — creating value for shareholders by strengthening communities and addressing healthcare challenges of societies — are fundamental to our strategy," said Vincent A. Forlenza , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.  "For decades, BD's technologies and institutional knowledge have been applied for positive societal impact worldwide.  We seek to further embed these capabilities more broadly in the Company to enhance our growth potential, societal impact and overall sustainability for decades to come."

This report aligns with version 3.1 of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, and the Company has self-assessed it at GRI application level B.   BD's 2012 Sustainability Report highlights its strategic priorities and performance in five key areas:

  • Addressing Unmet Health Needs: Throughout BD's history we have applied our technologies, resources and knowledge to help address the world's unmet health needs, fulfilling our corporate purpose of Helping all people live healthy lives. This year the Company Launched Labs for Life — a new collaboration with the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to strengthen health systems in the developing world.
  • Protecting and Preserving the Environment:  BD continued to make progress toward meeting its 2015 Sustainabilit
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