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We operate responsibly to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for people and communities. For that reason, it’s critical that we partner with qualified suppliers to make a difference in the lives of patients.

Economic inclusion, business diversity and environmental sustainability

At the core of our procurement practices are ambitious environmental sustainability goals and empowerment through economic inclusion and business diversity.

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Economic inclusion and business diversity

We create economic opportunities by procuring products and services from small businesses and from minority-, women-, veteran-, veteran disabled-, service disabled, disability-, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-owned business enterprises.

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Environmental sustainabililty and our suppliers

We’ve set ambitious climate targets. These include reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from our value chain — a substantial part of our total emissions.


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What we buy

When buying goods and services, we try to find the best total value as efficiently as we can.

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