Corporate Responsibility

Our commitment to 
people and planet

As an industry leader, we believe corporate responsibility is a strategic priority, and we invest time and resources in the areas that are most important to our employees, customers and the communities where we live and work.
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We accomplish this by focusing on five distinct areas:

Investing in people

Promoting health, safety, talent and inclusion

Product lifecycle innovation

Carefully considering our use of materials across a product’s lifecycle

Resource efficiency

Reducing water, waste and emissions

Responsible supply chains

Managing and sourcing with high standards

Ethics and accountability

Ensuring transparency, honesty and fairness are always paramount

Key initiatives in 2018

491

life-changing surgeries funded by employee and company donations with Operation Smile*

$575M

spent with small businesses supporting manufacturing or delivery of our products

13.2M

pounds of waste diverted from landfills as part of our sustainability solutions

$200M

spent with minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses

$339.5M

saved in supply costs

Improving

caregiver safety through the Neptune 3 Waste Management System**

* Visit smile.stryker.com to learn more.
** A closed mobile technology that manages hazardous fluids and the smoke evacuation of harmful particles, eliminating the need to dump or solidify waste from a standard canister.


"We believe the health of the world is as important as the people who live in it. We are committed to making responsible decisions that help people and preserve the planet for future generations."
— Kevin Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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