and volunteering


Stryker gives back around the world, donating our time, our funds and the products we make to support people in need and the communities in which we live and work with resources to improve lives. We determine philanthropic support based on professional and community needs — from humanitarian aid to healthcare access and other charitable assistance. Our giving and volunteering strategy aims to advance healthcare, support education and strengthen community vitality.

Though we suspended our planned community engagement activities in the wake of COVID-19, we maintained our commitment to our signature volunteer program, Operation Smile. This year, our 1000+ Operation Smile ambassadors have used virtual channels to champion the program’s mission with their teams, families and friends. The 2020-2021 Stryker Smiles campaign—where Stryker matched employee donations dollar for dollar—funded over 900 life changing surgeries. Our partnership with Operation Smile unifies our 43,000 employees around the world behind one goal — to provide life-changing surgeries and care to people living in resource-limited settings.

We strive to support our local communities in many ways. All of our company outreach initiatives align with our community engagement strategy, and these initiatives thrive because of our people – their passion and drive.