Community Support

During Making a Meaningful Difference Month, employees in China raised funds to buy sports equipment and educational materials for a rural school and then visited to provide the students with a day of fun.

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 through these efforts 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' 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, while strengthening the company's business. These initiatives improve community relations, demonstrate Baxter's commitment and increase employee engagement. During 2012, Baxter and The Baxter International Foundation gave more than $56 million, including product donations, cash contributions and foundation grants

The company has contributed more than $318 million over the last five years.

Baxter and The Baxter International Foundation Charitable Giving* (Dollars in Millions)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Product Donations**
Products/Patient Assistance Programs $10.86 $18.94 $48.09 $47.17 $28.02
Business and Facility Cash Donations
Within U.S. $12.17 $15.29 $14.66 $12.88 $12.31
Outside U.S. 16.75 15.11 12.56 16.05 13.10
Subtotal $28.92 $30.40 $27.22 $28.93 $25.52
The Baxter International Foundation Contributions
Within U.S. (including Puerto Rico)
Grants $1.43 $1.10 $1.32 $1.65 $1.47
Matching Gifts and
Dollars for Doers
0.75 0.76 0.74 0.71 0.65
Scholarships 0.17 0.19 0.20 0.21 0.21
Prize Programs 0.19 0.21 0.26 0.23 0.23
Subtotal 2.54 2.24 2.47 2.83 2.56
Outside the U.S.
Grants 1.39 1.21 1.56 1.14 0.50
Scholarships 0.04 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.07
Subtotal 1.43 1.27 1.63 1.21 0.57
Total Foundation Contributions $4.01 $3.51 $4.10 $4.04 $3.13
Total Charitable Giving $43.79 $52.85 $79.41 $80.14 $56.67
* 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 severity and volume of disaster relief response, the regulatory environment, manufacturing processes, change in product mix and marketing. The company identifies opportunities to donate and responds to community requests as appropriate. See Product Donations.

Overview of Baxter Global Community Support in 2011

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