WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher
Corporation (NYSE: DHR) (the "Company"), the global science and
technology innovator, today released its 2021 Sustainability Report
and highlighted the meaningful progress it has achieved in building
a strong foundation of sustainability.
Rainer Blair, President and CEO
said, "We view sustainability as a fundamental responsibility and
an increasingly important strategic priority that touches every
aspect of our business. It's a commitment to Helping Realize
Life's Potential for generations of stakeholders. The spirit of
continuous improvement that's at the heart of the Danaher Business
System (DBS) has motivated us to aim even higher with our
sustainability goals, and I'm incredibly proud of our team's
commitment to this critical endeavor."
This year's report includes several notable highlights:
- Launched a Sustainability Mission Statement and Sustainability
Policy. The mission statement expresses the who, what, why, and how
of sustainability at Danaher; the policy articulates the Company's
positions on human rights, environmental impact, political matters,
transparency, and stakeholder engagement.
- Became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact
(UNGC), demonstrating Danaher's commitment to the 10 principles of
the UNGC on human rights, labor, environment and
- Launched a Community Impact strategy, which spells out
Danaher's plan to be a force for good in communities around the
- Implemented a Sustainable Supply Chain Program focused
on the social, environmental, and economic performance of Danaher's
supply chain. The program includes a Sustainable Supply Chain
Policy, an annual associate training program and a global
partnership with EcoVadis, a provider of supplier sustainability
assessments and ratings.
As Danaher builds a strong foundation, the Company continues to
make a measurable impact across its three sustainability
pillars: Innovation, People, and Environment.
- Armed with the DBS Innovation Engine, Danaher is
developing world-changing innovations to help solve customers' most
- Danaher established a Chief Science Officer role and formed a
Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of two Nobel Laureates and
other preeminent scientists, to support the Company's innovation
- Building on the progress Danaher achieved in improving its
workforce diversity, the Company increased its 2025 representation
goal for U.S. People of Color to 38% from 35%.
- Danaher achieved base pay equity for women and racial/ethnic
minorities in the U.S.
- The 2021 Sustainability Report discloses for the first time
racial/ethnic demographic data for Danaher's U.S. associates across
career levels. The Company also made publicly available its most
recently filed U.S. Federal Employer Consolidated EEO-1 Report
- Against five-year, 15% reduction targets, in 2020 Danaher
reduced total energy use by 9%; reduced scope 1 and 2 greenhouse
gas emissions by 7.5%; and reduced the percentage of
non-hazardous/non-regulated waste sent to landfill or incineration
- Danaher's businesses continue to deploy the DBS Energy
Management Toolkit and DBS Waste Minimization Toolkit in pursuit of
these goals, leveraging the power of DBS to drive energy management
and waste reduction.
Blair concluded: "With DBS as our driving force, we have made
measurable progress across our three sustainability pillars. And we
believe that the combination of our innovative portfolio, dedicated
team and deeply ingrained commitment to continuous improvement
create tremendous opportunities for us to positively impact the
world around us for generations of stakeholders."
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed
to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving
quality of life around the world. Its family of world class brands
has leadership positions in the demanding and attractive health
care, environmental and applied end-markets. With more than 20
operating companies, Danaher's globally diverse team of
approximately 69,000 associates is united by a common culture and
operating system, the Danaher Business System, and its Shared
Purpose, Helping Realize Life's Potential. For more
information, please visit www.danaher.com.
Statements in this release that are not strictly historical,
including any statements regarding events or developments that we
believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are
"forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the federal
securities laws. There are a number of important factors that could
cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ
materially from those suggested or indicated by such
forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance
on any such forward-looking statements. These factors include,
among other things, those set forth in our SEC filings, including
our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the second quarter of 2021. These forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of this release and except to
the extent required by applicable law, the Company does not assume
any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement,
whether as a result of new information, future events and
developments or otherwise.
SOURCE Danaher Corporation