Navigation Links
BD Ranked in the Top 100 Greenest Big Companies by Newsweek; Named Again to Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that it is pleased to have been ranked in the top 100 companies in Newsweek's inaugural "Green Rankings" of the 500 largest U.S. corporations based on environmental performance, policies and reputation. BD placed third in the Healthcare sector and 83rd overall.

Additionally, BD has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the DJSI North America Index for the fourth and fifth consecutive years, respectively. Dow Jones Sustainability Index assessments examine corporate economic, environmental and social performance, with a strong focus on long-term shareholder value. Inclusion in the DJSI World puts BD in the top 10 percent of companies in the healthcare sector assessed for sustainability leadership.

"BD strongly believes in balancing the triple bottom line -- achieving strong economic performance, promoting environmental stewardship and advancing social responsibility," said Edward J. Ludwig, BD Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are making very good progress, and there is much more to be done."

Newsweek collaborated with TruCost (which calculated each companies Environmental Impact Score), KLD Research & Analytics (which created the Green Policies Score) and, which conducted a reputation survey of CEOs, environmental officers and academics. To view the full list, please visit

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. To learn more, please visit

About BD

BD, a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug therapy, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. The Company's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 28,000 people in approximately 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. For more information, please visit


Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Pharmaceutical Companies Lead Fight Against Staph and Other Infectious Diseases
2. UM Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Approves 18 Collaborative Research Projects, Worth $4.4 Million, Between University Faculty, State Technology Companies
3. Transgenomic Announces New Contracts for Phase II Trials With Two Major Pharmaceutical Companies
4. Magellan Biosciences Companies to Feature Automated Products and New Tests for MRSA at the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Booth 743
5. R&D Spending by U.S. Biopharmaceutical Companies Reaches Record Levels in 2008 Despite Economic Challenges
6. BIOCOMs 4th Annual DeviceFest Honors Companies
7. invivodata Recognized as One of Pittsburghs Fastest Growing Private Companies
8. Announcing Companies to Present at the 7th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum
9. Facilitation Payments Seen as Problematic by Many Companies
10. Aspirin Named 8th World Wonder by Majority of Americans
11. American Board of Internal Medicine President Named to Alzheimers Study Group
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2015)... EDISON, N.J. , Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... common stock and warrants to purchase up to ... a fixed combined price to the public of ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... 2015  Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), the genomics-based, technology-driven ... today the launch of the company,s first Health Nucleus, ... potential to transform healthcare. The inaugural Health Nucleus is ... at HLI,s headquarters facility. More Health Nucleus facilities are ... International cities. --> ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... 2015  Measurement in accountable care programs is ... incentives, but gaps in measurement can result in ... systems. A new, peer-reviewed study published in ... explores measurement gaps for high-priority conditions and ... --> --> "These gaps ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... Symposium Chairman, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is pleased to ... be held March 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The annual meeting, along with the ... physicians from around the world. , Key topics at this year's event will include ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... Relay (, a technology company that ... significant contract that will provide its award-winning private messaging solution to Independence Blue ... success of its Relay program, IBX Wire™, which now has over 550,000 members ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... NavaFit Inc. today announced the launch of its NavaFit ... participate in local fitness & sporting events, and stay motivated. Users can ... costs drive us to get more serious about fitness and wellness, individuals are constantly ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... Protein is ... the body, including muscle, bone, and blood. But how much protein does the average ... than it might seem, according to the October 2015 issue of Harvard Men's ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Scientists in Seattle and Vancouver compared the diagnostic value of ... mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click ... and the University of British Columbia found that certain genetic alterations were seen just ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):