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BD Ranks Among Top 25 U.S. Companies in Newsweek's 2010 Green Rankings; Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award; Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Fifth Consecutive Year
Date:10/25/2010

change," said Glenn Barbi, BD Vice President, Global Sustainability.

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 fifth and sixth 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 Index puts BD in the top 10 percent of companies in the healthcare sector assessed for sustainability leadership.

To produce the 2010 Green Rankings, Newsweek collaborated with MSCI ESG Research; Trucost; CorporateRegister.com; and ASAP Media. To view the full list, please visit www.newsweek.com/green.

The EPA Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has nearly 1,300 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.

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 www.sustainability-index.com.

To learn more about BD's commitment to environmental stewardship, and to access BD's 2009 Sustainability Report, please visit http://www.bd.com/sustainability.

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