Driven to give: three ways Stryker employees are giving back

Our passionate employees are behind everything we do. They are driven to improve healthcare and are thoughtful in supporting communities in need. Learn how we support employees who are driven to give.

Stryker’s approach to community giving aims to advance healthcare, support education and improve the quality of life for communities around the world. Our focus areas guide our giving decisions and help us to create equity for citizens in need. To improve the quality of life for people around the world, we focus on initiatives that advance the arts, environmental sustainability and diversity and inclusion. As employees volunteer their time and talents on behalf of Stryker, they help to amplify our efforts all over the world. Here’s how we support employees who are driven to positively impact people and our planet.


Three ways Stryker employees are giving back

The power to ‘Impact’ through giving and volunteerism

Impact – our global giving and volunteering platform – enables our employees to give back in their communities through the click of a button. As employees fill out their profiles, they receive customised volunteer options such as virtual, skills-based and in-person opportunities. In addition, when a disaster strikes anywhere across the globe, we can quickly assemble our employees to support relief efforts and get funds to the places that need it most.

The Match programme multiplies employee donations

Employees can multiply their donations through Impact, allowing them to support nonprofits that they are passionate about. Through our employee match, we’re able to invest in our communities by recognising causes that are important to our employees even beyond the scope of our giving and volunteering strategy.

'The nonprofit that I like to support is Operation Smile, an organisation that provides critically needed surgical care in countries that don’t have access to care', says Jessica Treat, IT senior program manager. 'To know that my donation will be matched by Stryker makes me proud'.

Volunteer leave of absence (LOA)

Eligible employees* can request a volunteer leave of absense (LOA) one day per year. This LOA time is paid time spent by employees during their normal work schedule to volunteer their time to a qualifying organisation. 'Over the years, we have learned that our employees feel a great sense of responsibility to give back', says Anita Mehta, director of social impact at Stryker. 'We are excited to offer these benefits to employees, so they can continue to support charitable organisations that align with their personal passions'.