BD issues 2021 ESG Report; makes notable progress toward 2030+ commitments

Franklin Lakes-based BD on Tuesday issued its Fiscal Year 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report that details ongoing efforts that impact company health, human health, community health and planet health.

“We are taking action to address the most relevant ESG issues for our business and stakeholders, including climate change, diversity, pay equity, transparency and reducing the impact our products have on the environment,” Tom Polen, chairman, CEO and president of BD, also known as Becton, Dickinson and Co., stated. “We’ve made commitments that build on our purpose of advancing the world of health, and, true to our culture, we’re delivering on those commitments and positioning BD for sustainable growth and resilience.”

The company’s 2030+ ESG commitments where originally unveiled in October 2021. The most recent report includes the first performance measurements and progress made toward those goals.

Focusing on key areas where the company looks to create meaningful, measurable change over the next decade, highlights and achievements from this year’s report include updates regarding climate change, product impact, responsible supply chain, healthy workforce and communities and transparency.

“We developed our 2030+ ESG commitments by focusing our organization where we can make the greatest impact on our industry, people, communities and our planet today. We know this work can make a lasting positive impact, which is why we will continue to challenge ourselves to find opportunities to grow, improve and do what is right,” Maureen Mazurek, vice president of sustainability, environment, health and safety, and product stewardship at BD, stated.

View the full FY 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report on