Awards & Recognitions
It’s our commitment to be a global leader dedicated to transforming patients’ lives with breakthrough medical technologies. We aspire to excel as a trusted partner through distinguished quality and integrity, fostering an inclusive culture where all employees grow and thrive, and inspire passionate engagement that strengthens our communities. The strides we've made and the culture we've created are both highly regarded and recognized.
Below is a selection of awards and recognitions we have received.
JUST Capital’s Top 100 Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities, 2021
The toll of the COVID-19, the subsequent economic fallout, and the increasing intensity of the climate crisis have laid bare the crucial role companies have to play in strengthening the overall health of our country’s workers, families, and communities. Healthier communities achieve improved education outcomes, create better jobs, and perform more productively and competitively. We’re proud to be in the Top 100 Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities by JUST Capital and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
2021 World's Most Ethical Companies
For the fifth consecutive year, Edwards Lifesciences was honored as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Companies are recognized for their unwavering commitment to business integrity and Edwards was the only U.S. company recognized in the medical device industry. Honorees illustrated how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces, and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose. In 2021, 135 honorees were recognized, spanning 22 countries and 47 industries.
Barron’s 2021 Most Sustainable Companies
For the second year, Edwards Lifesciences appeared on Barron’s annual list of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the United States. Barron’s teamed with Calvert Research and Management, a prominent responsible investing firm, to produce the ranking. They began with the 1,000 largest publicly held companies in the U.S. The list applied and weighted more than 230 performance indicators for each company on topics that included greenhouse gas emissions, workplace safety, workplace diversity, community engagement, business ethics and more. These performance indicators were then applied to five key stakeholder categories: shareholders, employees, customers, community, and planet. Companies with strong scores across stakeholder groups made the list. Edwards ranked up to #54 from #85 last year.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
- DJSI World
- DJSI North America
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a family of best-in-class benchmarks for investors who have recognized that sustainable business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value and who wish to reflect their sustainability convictions in their investment portfolios. Edwards Lifesciences maintained its inclusion in DJSI World for the second year in a row, and DJSI North America for the fourth consecutive year, placing us in the 94th percentile in the Health Care Equipment and Supplies sector. Since its launch in 1999, the DJSI World has achieved iconic status as the global standard for measuring and advancing corporate environmental, social and governance practices. The DJSI were among the very first set of global indices to track the largest and leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies. Only the top ranked companies within each industry are selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family.
2021 Sustainability Yearbook
Edwards Lifesciences was recognized by S&P Global as being in the top 15% of its industry, among 61 industries and 7,000 companies assessed. The Sustainability Yearbook showcases best performers among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics. The Sustainability Yearbook identifies companies strongly positioned to create long-term shareholder value. Sustainable companies in the Health Care Equipment & Supplies sector focus on developing innovative and highly differentiated products and on demonstrating their products’ clinical and economic benefits. Moreover, they adopt consistent, value- and stakeholder-oriented corporate strategies and governance systems based on effective human and intellectual capital management and transparent reporting frameworks. In addition to being a constituent of the S&P Global 500 investment index, Edwards is included in the S&P 500 ESG Index
America’s Most JUST Companies
Edwards Lifesciences was honored by being recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans care about most. Edwards ranked #48 overall out of 928 for America's best corporate citizens. Edwards was recognized for outperforming its peers on the criteria deemed to be most important, including providing workers with good benefits and supporting work-life balance; giving back to local communities; diversity, equity, and inclusion; leadership integrity and more.
Newsweek’s America's Most Responsible Companies 2021
Newsweek partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish its second ranking of America's Most Responsible Companies. Statista worked from a universe of 2,000 public companies to determine which firms were tops when it came to doing good. Results are based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from CSR Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Citizenship Reports as well as an independent survey among 7,500 U.S. citizens about their perceptions of the companies related to corporate social responsibility. The final list recognizes the top 400 most responsible companies in the United States, spanning 14 industries. Edwards moved up in rank to #61 overall.
America's Best Large Employers 2021
According to Forbes Magazine, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. economy lost nearly 10 million jobs and the unemployment rate reached 6.3%. But the companies featured on its list of America’s Best Large Employers are trying hard to attract and retain top talent—many while trying to keep the country safe. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to compile its list by surveying 50,000 Americans working for large businesses with at least 5,000 employees. Participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and to nominate organizations other than their own. The final list ranks the 500 large and 500 midsize employers that received the most recommendations. Edwards Lifesciences also ranked on Forbes America’s Best Employer for New Graduates 2020.
Wall Street Journal’s Management Top 250
In 2020, Edwards Lifesciences was named as one of the Management Top 250 by the Wall Street Journal in partnership with the Drucker Institute. Edwards was listed #29 out of 886 companies researched according to their overall effectiveness of “doing the right things well.” These rankings are focused on U.S. companies that are traded on the NYSE or Nasdaq market and evaluate which are most effectively navigating the current business climate and serving their workers, customers and shareholders. Edwards achieved high marks in all five dimensions of corporate performance: Customer Satisfaction, Employee Engagement and Development, Innovation, Social Responsibility and Financial Strength.
United Way of Orange County, Leadership Society Award, 2020
Annually, the Orange County United Way celebrates more than 300 corporate partners, philanthropists, community leaders, and advocates at their Rally for Change event. Corporate Social Responsibility Champions of Orange County are those who are part of the Home Team and have played their hearts out to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, struggling families, and neighbors experiencing homelessness. Edwards was honored to receive the Leadership Society Award, as their corporate partner with the most employees giving at the Leadership level.
Charities Aid Foundation of America, Celebration of International Philanthropy Award, 2020
Charities Aid Foundation America has the privilege of supporting leading philanthropists on fulfilling their international charitable aspirations. In 2020, Edwards Lifesciences Foundation was honored to accept their Celebration of International Philanthropy award for their international philanthropic achievements. The award celebrates the inspirational work that philanthropic entities do to make the world a better place.
Investor’s Business Daily 50 Best ESG Companies, 2020
Edwards Lifesciences was honored to be in the top 20% of all U.S.-traded stocks based on critical fundamental and technical performance indicators, according to Investor's Business Daily second annual 50 Best ESG Companies list. The list highlights 50 stocks that boast both high ESG ratings and superior IBD stock ratings of fundamental and technical strength. IBD cross-references MSCI's rankings with its database of all stocks to determine the 50 most ESG advanced companies in the growth stock realm. The Best ESG Companies list includes only companies with premier AAA and AA ratings from MSCI, whose ratings measure corporate resilience: a balance of what the risks are and what a company is doing to manage those risks.
Constituent MSCI ESG World, USA and Leaders Indexes
MSCI provides investors globally with ESG indexes designed to represent the performance of companies with high ESG ratings and employ a best-in-class selection approach to target the top 25% of companies in each sector according to their MSCI Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings. This provides exposure to companies with high ESG performance relative to their sector peers. Edwards Lifesciences is a constituent of numerous MSCI ESG indices including the first socially responsible investment index, the MSCI KLD 400 Socially Responsible Index (SRI) Index. Edwards is also included in the MSCI World SRI, MSCI World ESG Universal Select Index, MSCI World ESG Leaders Index, MSCI USA Climate Change ESG Select Index, MSCI USA ESG Leaders Index, among several others.
FTSE Russell FTSE4Good Index Series Constituent
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Edwards Lifesciences has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products. Edwards Lifesciences is a member of the FTSE4Good US Index, FTSE4Good US All Cap Choice Index and the FTSE4Good Developed Ex Aus Choice Index.
ISS Environmental & Social Disclosure QualityScore
E&S Disclosure QualityScore measures and identifies risk in environmental and social areas of concern through thorough analysis of company disclosures. Scores can also indicate best-in class disclosure practices and save time in performing peer comparisons. E&S Disclosure QualityScore uses a numeric, decile-based score that indicates a company’s risk. Overall Environmental and Social scores indicate a company’s risk relative to their peers in their industry. A score in the 1st decile (pillar score: 1) indicates relatively better quality Environmental & Social practices and relatively lower Environmental & Social risk, and, conversely, a score in the 10th decile (pillar score: 10) indicates relatively higher Environmental & Social risk. Edwards Lifesciences has a Pillar Score of 1 in both Environmental and Social disclosure.
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