Baxter Receives Perfect Score from Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Baxter Again Achieves 100 Percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality
Index for LGBT Workplace Equality

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has again earned a top score of 100
percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate
Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and
report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace.

“We are honored to be recognized for our practices, policies and culture
that support LGBT equality in the workplace,” said Baxter Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer José (Joe) Almeida. “We pride ourselves on
maintaining a culture that recognizes every individual’s unique
background and experiences that contribute to a successful organization.”

The CEI evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices, including
non-discrimination in the workplace, domestic partner benefits,
transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, diversity programs and public
engagement with the LGBT community.

Baxter’s Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

At Baxter, inclusion and diversity is about building diverse,
high-performing teams that are engaged and innovative, and advancing
company culture so that every employee feels valued, respected and safe
to be their authentic self. Baxter also is committed to cultivating
strategic and diverse supplier and community partnerships and ensuring
that the diverse needs of its customers and patients are considered in
all aspects of its business.

This culture of inclusion and engagement extends beyond Baxter’s
workforce to the many communities globally in which the company
operates. Baxter has a long history of leadership in corporate
responsibility, including workplace practices, philanthropy and
environmental stewardship. Baxter has been recognized by Corporate
magazine as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens;
by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers and is included in
the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The company also has been recognized
by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 company for outstanding practices in
diversity and inclusion in its inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Index; by
Equal Opportunity Publications as a Top 50 Employer of Women Engineers;
by Nikkei Woman as one of Japan’s Top 100 companies providing workplace
opportunities for women, and is included on the 2020 Women on Boards

About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital
products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV
solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition;
biosurgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software
and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of
its products and services play a key role in expanding access to
healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees
worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical
breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations
that enable patient care.


Baxter International Inc.
Erin Abbey
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