- EHS Program
- Environmental Performance
- Environmental Financial Statement
- Health and Safety
- GRI Items:
EHS 2015 Goals
Performance goals motivate continual improvement and demonstrate a company's commitment. Reporting progress against goals helps stakeholders assess performance.
Goals-Setting and Business Integration
Baxter's Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) organization conducts strategic planning to establish long-term EHS goals, assess resources required to achieve specific goals, and ensure critical business alignment. Baxter considers feedback from internal and external stakeholders in proposing and establishing its long-term goals. In manufacturing operations, EHS goals include annual safety, energy, waste and water reduction targets, which are included in many senior managers' and plant managers' annual performance objectives. Annual manager performance evaluations, including considerations related to compensation, are based partly upon business unit and facility performance in these EHS areas. In 2011, annual bonuses for manufacturing executives were tied to the company's performance in energy, waste, water and safety.
The following interactive table summarizes performance against Baxter's EHS 2015 goals. Baxter recognizes the importance of aspirational targets and in 2011 launched its EHS 2015 goals, some of which align with the company's overarching sustainability priorities.
See Priorities and Goals – Our Operations and Products for progress against EHS-related 2015 sustainability goals.
Environmental (base year 2005, unless otherwise noted)
|Identify and minimize life cycle impacts for new products.||On track (ongoing).|
|Eliminate or minimize known substances of concern in new products and packaging, as feasible.||On track (ongoing).|
|Pursue at least five strategic sustainability-related product marketing opportunities with Baxter business groups.||Implemented two project marketing opportunities (Flexbumin and XENIUM+) and targeting a third for completion in late 2012.|
Occupational Health and Safety
|Implement best-in-class programs designed to protect the safety and improve the health of employees that result in performance in the top three of industry peers.||In 2010, the most recent year that data was available, Baxter’s cases with days lost rate performance ranked third of industry peers.1|
|Fully deploy the BeWell@Baxter health-promotion program according to defined criteria.||Deployed at least 8 out of 10 BeWell@Baxter program elements in 81% of targeted facilities.|
|Implement a flexible strategy to increase employee awareness and ownership of their individual health status.||38.4% of employees had completed a BeWell@Baxter personal wellness profile by the end of the year.|
|Reduce the need for employees to use hearing protection by 15% from 2010 levels by using new equipment, and applying engineering and administrative controls.||Reduced the need for employees to use hearing protection by 5.8% from 2010 levels.|
|Develop a formal process to ensure site-level industrial hygiene competency to perform industrial hygiene risk assessments and monitoring.||Developed two Baxter Industrial Hygiene Foundations Modules in 2011 and trained more than 90 employees on each.|
|Implement a uniform program for employee handling and use of hazardous chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) beyond compliance with local laws.||Baxter Pharmaceutical Hazards Team updated Baxter operating procedures for APIs to support this goal.|