DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a leading global medical products company, today announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America) for the 19 th consecutive year. Baxter was recognized this year for its industry-leading performance in the following categories: policy influence, marketing practices, environmental reporting, human rights and occupational health and safety.

“Every day, we aspire to be a responsible corporate citizen that prioritizes sustainable business operations, as this goes hand in hand with our mission to save and sustain lives,” said José (Joe) E. Almeida, chairman and chief executive officer. “Being included on every DJSI World Index for 19 consecutive years reflects our entire organization’s commitment to corporate responsibility. From reducing our environmental footprint around the world, to providing access to healthcare in underserved communities and fostering a Best Place to Work for our employees, we’ll continue to make positive environmental and social differences that will be felt today, tomorrow and for generations to come.”

Since the DJSI World Index’s inception in 1999, Baxter has been distinguished by its inclusion annually -- recognized for its efforts to drive sustainability across its global operations and enrich communities around the world. The DJSI World Index measures the performance of leading sustainability-driven companies globally, enabling investors to integrate sustainability considerations in their portfolios. This is the first global index to track leading companies on their sustainability accomplishments based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially relevant Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and the S&P Dow Jones Indices’ robust index methodology. For more information about DJSI, visit http://www.sustainability-indices.com.

Corporate Responsibility at Baxter: Making a Meaningful Difference Worldwide

For Baxter, responsible corporate citizenship advances the company’s aspirations as a healthcare leader, sparks innovation globally and reinforces the dedication of its employees to doing business the right way. Baxter continues to make progress towards its 2020 Corporate Sustainability priorities and goals, which span from reducing its environmental footprint and driving sustainability through its global manufacturing operations, to nurturing a best place to work and addressing healthcare needs within underserved communities. In 2018, Baxter has been honored for its efforts as an employer of choice and a socially responsible and sustainable business, with a number of recognitions including Corporate ResponsibilityMagazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Forbes Magazine’s ‘America’s Best Large Employers,’ a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series and Newsweek Magazine’s Green Ranking. To learn more about Baxter’s corporate responsibility initiatives, please visit https://www.baxter.com/our-story/corporate-responsibility.

About Baxter

Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations. To learn more, visit  www.baxter.com  and follow us on  TwitterLinkedIn  and  Facebook.

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