Baxter is committed to operating responsibly in interest of the company’s key stakeholders, including local communities. Examples of sustainability efforts in India include:
- Reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 350 metric tons per year by leveraging multimodal transportation among manufacturing locations and warehouses.
- Implementing innovative renewable energy strategies such as using biomass fuels rather than fuel oil. Baxter’s manufacturing facilities in Alathur and Waluj use coconut shells, rice husks and sugar cane remnants as energy sources in boilers, which decreases fossil-fuel related greenhouse gas emissions, reduces energy costs and contributes to the local economy.
- Participating in Making a Meaningful Difference Month each October, an initiative that rallies employees to give back to their local communities. In 2011, more than 700 Baxter India employees and their families volunteered 2,500 hours to improve the lives of people in their communities and care for the environment.
- Supporting AmeriCares, Save the Children and Plan International India with grants through The Baxter International Foundation, Baxter’s philanthropic arm, to increase access to healthcare.