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Building a Sustainable Future: BD Reports Progress on Environmental Goals

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Franklin Lakes- July 2024- BD announced it has surpassed its Scope 1 and 2 science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets for FY 2023 by 5 percentage points and received approval for near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets from the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)[1]. This furthers the company’s progress toward its goal to reach net zero GHG emissions across its value chain by FY 2050.

Gaining approval of near- and long-term targets and net-zero target from SBTi supports BD’s sustainability journey by ensuring that its climate actions are science-based, transparent and aligned with global efforts to combat climate change. In FY 2023, the company reported an 18 percent reduction of Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions (from a FY 2019 baseline), surpassing its target of 13 percent for the year. Additionally, BD doubled the number of sites that are now using Green Electric Power and on-site renewables (solar power) since FY 2019.

“We’re proud of the work we’ve done this past year to exceed our goals and address our environmental footprint, while also addressing the climate footprint of the healthcare industry, which is equivalent to nearly 5 percent of global emissions,” said Maureen Mazurek, chief sustainability and EHS officer. “We know that we can’t do it alone, and collaboration across industry is what will move the needle. This is why we are actively partnering with suppliers and customers, as well as alliances like Race to Zero and CHARME, to further our goal together.”

To further underscore the company’s commitment to achieving emissions reduction across all scopes, BD signed the White House HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge and committed to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 GHG reduction target by 50 percent by 2030 (from a 2019 baseline, absolute).

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