Corporate Responsibility strategy



Corporate Responsibility underpins how we operate our company. Our employees are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and as we pursue our mission to make healthcare better, we see endless opportunity.


We reflect our mission in our Corporate Responsibility (CR) objective: To positively impact people and our planet through responsible, sustainable practices that create a better, healthier world. To assist us in meeting this objective, we undertook several critical steps in 2020:

  • Expanded our Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee
  • Implemented an updated Corporate Responsibility strategy, including a mission and values-based approach to our environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives
  • Hired senior leaders for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability to drive our efforts
  • Developed a CR Steering Committee Charter empowering our steering committee to oversee strategy, advocate for business-aligned practices and provide a forum for accountability to meet the CR objective and goals
  • Established goals for carbon reduction, diversity, equity and inclusion and responsible procurement
  • Began due diligence in other areas, including waste reduction, medical education and volunteering
  • Enhanced our reporting, using both the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) to inform our reporting efforts
  • Renewed our commitment to transparency, communicating both our successes and opportunities to our stakeholders

Looking ahead, we plan to evolve our CR strategy, continue to enhance our reporting, expand our goals to additional target areas, drive reductions in our environmental footprint and implement a giving and volunteering platform to scale our positive social impact.


Our CR commitments


Advance a culture of inclusion, engagement and belonging

Strengthen the diversity of our workforce and measure progress


20% reduction in carbon emissions for all facilities 2019-2024*

Carbon neutral for all Stryker facilities by 2030*


Increase supply chain transparency and supplier diversity

Governance and Nominating Committee oversight of corporate responsibility