Sustainability report

Ethics & compliance

Edwards Lifesciences’ work to manage ethics, compliance, corruption and bribery 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. Enacting management practices and policies to prevent corruption and bribery at Edwards, by our employees or our third-party vendors.

Our aspirations


Excelling as a trusted partner through distinguished quality and integrity

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Edwards Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies

Edwards Lifesciences was honored once again by being named 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 #3 in our industry and #46 overall out of 890 for America's best corporate citizens. Edwards was recognized for outperforming its peers on the criteria deemed to be most important, including ethical leadership and value creation, global community support, environmental impact, worker pay, customer treatment and more.

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Edwards Receives Top Ethics and Business Recognitions

World’s Most Ethical Companies: For the third 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 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Edwards is one of only two honorees in the medical devices industry, underscoring our commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.
WSJ Management Top 250: In 2018, 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 #39 out of 752 companies ranked. These rankings are focused on U.S. companies that are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and evaluate which are most effectively navigating the current business climate and serving their workers, customers and shareholders. Within this list, Edwards was also cited as one of the “7 Companies That Do Everything Well” achieving high marks in all five dimensions of corporate performance: Customer Satisfaction, Employee Engagement and Development, Innovation, Social Responsibility and Financial Strength.