Health and Safety

Baxter is committed to continuous improvement in Environment, Health and Safety performance, and sets goals, measures progress and communicates results. Here a Baxter employee performs a routine inspection at the company’s Manesar, India, facility.

Complementing its mission to save and sustain the lives of patients worldwide, Baxter works to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its employees. At Baxter, all employees are accountable for safety.

The company encourages employee health and wellness in and out of the workplace, such as by providing free influenza immunizations, subsidizing access to exercise facilities on or near some Baxter locations, and promoting balanced nutrition. The company also is working toward a smoke-free environment at all locations.

Baxter conducts business worldwide, with more than half of its employees working outside the United States. The company’s operations consist of the following work environments:

  • Manufacturing;
  • Administrative and sales offices;
  • Plasma-donor centers;
  • Research and development;
  • Renal-therapy centers;
  • Pharmacy compounding centers; and
  • Warehousing and distribution.

Recent trends in Baxter’s operations include increasing process automation, facility expansions, and a growing remote workforce. These present distinct workplace hazards and safety improvement opportunities.

See a summary of performance in this area during 2013, descriptions of how Baxter manages safety and health and wellness, and details about several programs and initiatives in each area.

Sustainability Priority Addressed on this Page

Baxter Will Promote an Inclusive and Diverse Workplace