Community Support

Employees from Baxter’s Mississauga, Canada, facility spent a day volunteering at The Riverwood Conservatory, planting trees and native wildflowers and grasses.

Baxter and its employees support communities worldwide through financial contributions, product donations, healthcare access initiatives and employee volunteerism. Increasing access to healthcare, promoting community service and supporting employee engagement are core principles of the company’s vision and culture.

This section includes the following pages:

  • Education and Critical Community Needs - Baxter makes financial and in-kind donations to address needs such as improving education, protecting the environment and fostering patient safety.
  • Employee Involvement - The company encourages employees to volunteer time and expertise in their communities and matches employees' financial 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, while strengthening the company's business. These initiatives improve community relations, demonstrate Baxter's commitment and increase employee engagement. During 2013, Baxter and The Baxter International Foundation gave more than $64 million, including product donations, cash contributions and foundation grants

These efforts often complement Baxter’s initiatives to increase access to healthcare, including in emerging markets. See Access to Healthcare for more detail.

The company has contributed more than $332 million over the last five years.

Baxter and The Baxter International Foundation Charitable Giving* (Dollars in Millions)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Product Donations**
Products/Patient Assistance Programs $18.94 $48.09 $47.17 $28.02 $34.29
Business and Facility Cash Donations***
Within U.S. $15.29 $14.66 $12.88 $12.31 $14.37
Outside U.S. 15.11 12.56 16.05 13.10 13.12
Subtotal $30.40 $27.22 $28.93 $25.52 $27.49
The Baxter International Foundation Contributions
Within U.S. (including Puerto Rico)
Grants $1.10 $1.32 $1.65 $1.47 $0.76
Matching Gifts and
Dollars for Doers
0.76 0.74 0.71 0.65 0.77
Scholarships 0.19 0.20 0.21 0.21 0.21
Prize Programs 0.21 0.26 0.23 0.23 0.39
Subtotal 2.24 2.47 2.83 2.56 2.13
Outside the U.S.
Grants 1.21 1.56 1.14 0.50 0.65
Scholarships 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07
Subtotal 1.27 1.63 1.21 0.57 0.72
Total Foundation Contributions $3.51 $4.10 $4.04 $3.13 $2.85
Total Charitable Giving $52.85 $79.41 $80.14 $56.67 $64.63
* 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 need and volume of disaster relief response, the regulatory environment, manufacturing processes, changes in product mix and marketing. The company identifies opportunities to donate and responds to community requests as appropriate. See Product Donations.
*** Baxter and facility cash donations from outside the U.S. include some Gambro facilities.

Overview of Baxter Global Community Support in 2013

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