BD's reputation continues to grow in the corporate community, medical technology industry and global health arena for creating sustainable value for stakeholders as well as for providing leadership, resources and expertise to meet social and healthcare challenges around the world. Following are several examples of corporate honors and recognitions that BD received in fiscal year 2008.
Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Since 2003, BD has been listed as a member of FTSE4Good, a UK-based index series that measures the performance of companies against globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Areas of evaluation include environmental sustainability, stakeholder relationships, human rights, supply chain labor standards and anti-bribery activities. Each year, a committee of independent practitioners in socially responsible investing and corporate social responsibility reviews the indices to ensure they accurately reflect current best practices.
World's Most Ethical Companies
For the second consecutive year, BD was named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere magazine, which analyzed more than 10,000 companies to determine the 100 finalists. All companies were measured against seven categories: corporate citizenship and responsibility; corporate governance; innovation that contributes to public well-being; executive leadership and tone; industry leadership; legal, regulatory and reputation track record; and internal systems and ethics/compliance programs.
FORTUNE's "America's Most Admired Companies®"
BD was again named one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine, ranking fourth in the Medical Products and Equipment category. This year, the Medical Products and Equipment category expanded to include Precision Equipment, adding more companies to the comparison group than in previous years. In key attributes of reputation, BD ranked among the top three in social responsibility, quality of management, use of corporate assets and long-term investment.