Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

What corporate responsibility means to us

We are privileged to be in an industry where the work we do has a direct impact on improving millions of people’s lives, right around the world. This means that our primary focus for sustainability is in ensuring we produce innovative healthcare devices that improve the health and quality of life for people all over the world.

We see corporate social responsibility and sustainability as inextricably linked to the way we do business. We know that strong financial performance cannot be achieved without looking after our people, suppliers and customers. And being financially successful means we can continue to be a major contributor to medical care, to our communities and economies through areas such as tax and employment, and to return a portion of profits to our shareholders as dividends.

Our awareness of the reciprocal nature of this is what we believe positions our company for long-term, sustainable and profitable growth. We care for our patients, customers, suppliers, shareholders, the environment and each other and are committed to improving care and outcomes through inspired and world-leading healthcare solutions.

Lewis Gradon, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

We take a holistic view of sustainability, with the primary focus on issues important to our business and stakeholders. Our team is driven by our purpose of ‘improving care and outcomes through inspired and world-leading healthcare solutions’. From a sustainability perspective, this is evident through the wide scope of research and development, clinical, environmental, social and economic initiatives we engage in to support our customers, our communities and our people.

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Download our 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Download our 2016 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Download our 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Our New Zealand site environmental management system is certified to ISO14001, the international environmental management standard. We are audited annually against that standard and certified tri-annually by the Swiss-based European notified body, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS).

ISO 14001 Certification - New Zealand
ISO 14001 Certification - Mexico

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd meets the requirements of CEMARS® certification having measured greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with ISO 14064-1:2006 and are committed to managing and reducing our impact in respect of the operational emissions of the organisation.

Further information on the CEMARS programme and our public GHG emission disclosures can be found on the CEMARS website.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd participates annually in the Carbon Disclosure Project, these responses are publicly disclosed and can be found on the CDP website.

We are included in the Asia Pacific and Australian Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and in 2017, achieved a silver recognition level in the EcoVadis supplier CSR evaluation programme, which places us within the top 30% of respondents.