Governance
Sustainability Report

Governance

Edwards Lifesciences is committed to responsible and ethical business practices. The Governance section of our 2016 Sustainability Report contains our management approach and annual performance for the following material topics:

  • Ethics & Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corruption & Bribery
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First Materiality Assessment Leads to Long-Term Sustainability Goals
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Sustainability Targets
Conduct leadership training on making ethical decisions in 100% of Executive Leadership Learning Program training courses.
Excel as a Trusted Partner and Global Leader Through the Quality of Our Work
Sustainability Targets
Ensure 100% of applicable employees certify to understanding and agree to comply with Edwards’s code of conduct on an annual basis.
Excel as a Trusted Partner and Global Leader Through the Quality of Our Work
Sustainability Targets
Implement board-level oversight and incorporate sustainability into corporate aspirations by 2017.
Create Exceptional Shareholder Value
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Edwards Among World’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies
Recognized in January 2017 at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Corporate Knights named Edwards one of the Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world. 

Since 2005, the Toronto-based research firm has annually compiled the Global 100, using publicly available data. Corporate Knights rates approximately 4,000 companies with market values of at least $2 billion on 14 key measures, evaluating their management of resources, finances and employees. Edwards Lifesciences ranked number 81, based on 2016 research and evaluation.
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