Baxter’s long-standing relationships with its humanitarian aid partners helped facilitate timely, targeted support in response to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.
Baxter and its employees support communities worldwide through financial contributions, product donations, base of the pyramid initiatives and employee volunteerism. Increasing access to healthcare, promoting community service and increasing employee engagement in these efforts are core principles of the company’s vision and culture.
- Critical Community Needs - Baxter makes financial and in-kind donations to address needs such as improving education, protecting the environment and helping to improve patient safety.
- Employee Involvement - Baxter encourages employees to volunteer their time and expertise in their communities and matches employees' monetary contributions to eligible U.S. charitable organizations through The Baxter International Foundation Matching Gifts Program.
Baxter’s community support efforts benefit people in need worldwide, and strengthen the company's business. These initiatives improve community relations, demonstrate Baxter's leadership and engage employees. During 2011, Baxter and The Baxter International Foundation gave more than $80 million, including product donations, cash contributions and foundation grants.
The company has contributed more than $311 million over the last five years.
|Baxter and The Baxter International Foundation Charitable Giving* (Dollars in Millions)|
|Products/Patient Assistance Programs||$31.09||$10.86||$18.94||$48.09||$47.17|
|Business and Facility Cash Donations|
|The Baxter International Foundation Contributions|
|Grants in the U.S.||$1.10||$1.43||$1.10||$1.32||$1.65|
|Grants outside the U.S.||0.84||1.39||1.21||1.55||1.14|
|Matching Gifts & Dollars for Doers||0.70||0.75||0.76||0.74||0.71|
|Total Charitable Giving||$54.60||$43.79||$52.9||$79.45||$80.11|
|*||Some subtotals vary slightly from sum of items in category, due to rounding.|
|**||Variations in Baxter's annual product donations are due to fluctuations in community needs, the regulatory environment, manufacturing processes and marketing. The company identifies opportunities to donate and responds to community requests as appropriate.|