Sustainability report

Ethics & compliance

Edwards Lifesciences’ global ethics and compliance program supports our commitment to excelling as a trusted partner through distinguished quality and integrity and delivering exceptional value to our stakeholders.


Driving a culture of integrity that promotes ethical behavior and compliance with our code of conduct, as well as with relevant laws and regulations, including anti-bribery and corruption.

Our aspirations


Excelling as a trusted partner through distinguished quality and integrity

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Edwards Receives Top Ethics and Citizenship Recognitions

World’s Most Ethical Companies: For the sixth year in a row, Edwards Lifesciences was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Edwards is the only honoree in the medical technology industry, underscoring our commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.

Newsweek’s America's Most Responsible Companies: Newsweek partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish its third ranking of America's Most Responsible Companies 2022. Statista worked from a universe of 2,000 public companies to determine which firms were top-performing when it came to doing good. Results are based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from Corporate Social Responsibility Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Citizenship Reports as well as an independent survey among 11,000 U.S. citizens about their perceptions of the companies related to corporate social responsibility. The final list recognizes the top 499 most responsible companies in the United States, spanning 14 industries. Edwards ranked #277 overall.

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Edwards Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies

Edwards Lifesciences was honored by being recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies, according to  JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans care about most. Edwards ranked #86 overall out of 954 for America's best corporate citizens. Edwards was recognized, for the fifth consecutive year, 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.