Sustainability report

Ethics & compliance

Edwards Lifesciences’ work to manage ethics and compliance supports our aspirations of excelling as a trusted partner through distinguished quality and integrity and delivering exceptional shareholder value.


Driving a culture of integrity that promotes ethical behavior at Edwards through training and policies, and compliance with our code of conduct, as well as relevant laws and regulations.

Our aspirations


Excelling as a trusted partner through distinguished quality and integrity


Delivering exceptional shareholder value

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Edwards recognized as one of world’s most ethical companies

For the second 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 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Edwards is the only honoree in the medical technology industry, highlighting our commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices. In 2018, 135 honorees were recognized, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries. Since 2007, Ethisphere has honored those companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world. These companies also consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders and create a culture of integrity that informs the decisions they make each day.