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
Reporting on key metrics is one way we hold ourselves accountable in this area. You can find more detailed environmental, social and governance disclosures in our latest Annual Report.