Sustainability report

GRI content index

General standard disclosures

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GRI 102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker CEO Letter
GRI 102-1 Name of the organization Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-3 Location of headquarters Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-4 Location of operations Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-5 Ownership and legal form Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-6 Markets served Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-7 Scale of the organization Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-8 Information on employees and other workers Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-41 Collective bargaining agreements Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-9 Supply chain Organizational Profile (No significant changes to the organization and its supply chain in 2021)      
GRI 102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Organizational Profile      
GRI 102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach Not addressed at this time      
GRI 102-12 External initiatives Our Approach      
GRI 102-13 Membership of associations Ethics and Compliance      
GRI 102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 2021 10-K, Exhibit 21.1      
GRI 102-46 Reporting principles for defining report content Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement Our Approach    
GRI 102-47 List of material topics Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement Our Approach    
GRI 102-48 Restatements of information There are no restatements of previous years' data      
GRI 102-49 Changes in reporting Edwards expanded our reporting on Product Design & Innovation.      
GRI 102-40 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement      
GRI 102-42 Identification and selection of stakeholders to engage Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement      
GRI 102-43 Organization's approach to stakeholder engagement Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement      
GRI 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised during stakeholder engagements Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement      
GRI 102-50 Reporting period Calendar year      
GRI 102-51 Date of the last report August, 2021      
GRI 102-52 Reporting cycle Annual      
GRI 102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report sustainability@edwards.com      
GRI 102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Our Approach      
GRI 102-55 GRI Content Index GRI Content Index      
GRI 102-56 External assurance 2021 EHS Report, Verification Opinion Declaration GHG Emissions      
GRI 102-18 Governance structure Corporate Governance      
GRI 102-20 Executive-level responsibility for ESG topics Corporate Governance - Governance for Sustainability      
GRI 102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees 2022 Proxy Statement, pg. 5 Corporate Governance Committees & Charters  
GRI 102-23 Chair of the highest governance body 2022 Proxy Statement, page 25; Corporate Governance; Board of Directors Corporate Governance Board of Directors  
GRI 102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body 2022 Proxy Statement, pages 15-16 Corporate Governance    
GRI 102-26 Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy 2022 Proxy Statement, page 18      
GRI 102-28 Evaluating the highest governance body's performance Corporate Governance 2022 Proxy Statement, pages 6-7    
GRI 102-35 Remuneration policies 2022 Proxy Statement, Executive Compensation and Other Information Corporate Governance    
GRI 102-36 Process for determining remuneration 2022 Proxy Statement, page 27      
GRI 102-37 Stakeholders' involvement in remuneration 2022 Proxy Statement, pages 61-62 Corporate Governance    
GRI 102-38 Annual total compensation ratio 2022 Proxy Statement, page 63; Corporate Governance Corporate Governance
GRI 102-16 Organization's values, principles, standards and norms of behavior Ethics & Compliance      
GRI 102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Ethics & Compliance      

Specific standard disclosures

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GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Economic Performance Management Approach Organizational Profile    
GRI 201-1 Economic Performance Direct economic value generated and distributed Organizational Profile 2021 Annual Report, pages 6-7  
GRI 201-2 Economic Performance Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to
climate change
2020 EHS Report, pages 30-31    
GRI 201-3 Economic Performance Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans 2021 Annual Report, pages 78-83    
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Indirect Economic Impacts Management Approach Access to Healthcare    
GRI 203-2 Indirect Economic Impacts Significant indirect economic impacts Access to Healthcare    
SASB HC-MS-240a.2 Affordability & Pricing Description of how price information for each product is disclosed to customers or to their agents Ethics & Compliance    
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Energy Management Approach 2021 EHS Report, Energy, pages 6-7  
GRI 302-1 Energy Energy Use 2021 EHS Report, Energy, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Summary, page 16
GRI 302-3 Energy Energy Intensity 2021 EHS Report, Energy, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Summary, page 16
GRI 302-4 Energy Reduction of energy consumption 2021 EHS Report, Energy, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Summary, page 16
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Water Management Approach 2021 EHS Report, Water, pages 8-9  
GRI 303-3 Water Water withdrawal 2021 EHS Report, Water, pages 8-9 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, page 18
GRI 303-1 Water Interactions with water as a shared resource 2021 EHS Report, Water, pages 8-9  
GRI 303-5 Water Water consumption 2021 EHS Report, Water, pages 8-9 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, page 18
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Biodiversity Management Approach At Edwards, we respect biodiversity by minimizing environmental impacts from our operations and encouraging our employees to work with our communities to enhance the health of our local ecosystems. Biodiversity is not considered by our external or internal stakeholders to be a material topic for Edwards. Nevertheless, we consider the risk and potential impact on local ecosystems when making key decisions regarding our facilities and manufacturing operations.  
GRI 304-1 Biodiversity Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to,
protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside
protected areas
No Edwards owned or leased facilities are located in protected areas or areas of high biodiversity value, according to the World Database of Protected Areas compiled by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. We currently operate seven manufacturing sites in five different countries and over 100 regional offices throughout the world.  
GRI 304-2 Biodiversity Significant impacts of activities, products, and services
on biodiversity
2020 EHS Report, Biodiversity, page 25  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Emissions Management Approach 2021 EHS Report, Emissions, pages 6-7  
GRI 305-1 Emissions Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions 2021 EHS Report, Emissions, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, pages 17-18
GRI 305-2 Emissions Energy Indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions 2021 EHS Report, Emissions, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, pages 17-18
GRI 305-3 Emissions Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions 2021 EHS Report, Emissions, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, pages 17-18
GRI 305-4 Emissions GHG emissions intensity 2021 EHS Report, Emissions, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, pages 17-18
GRI 305-5 Emissions Reduction of GHG emissions 2021 EHS Report, Emissions, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, pages 17-18
GRI 305-6 Emissions Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) 2021 EHS Report, Emissions, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, pages 17-18
GRI 305-7 Emissions NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions 2021 EHS Report, Emissions, pages 6-7 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, pages 17-18 17-18
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Effluents and Waste Management Approach 2021 EHS Report, Waste, pages 10-11  
GRI 306-1 Effluents and Waste Water discharge by quality and destination 2021 EHS Report, Waste, pages 10-11 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, page 19
GRI 306-2 Effluents and Waste Waste by type and disposal method 2021 EHS Report, Waste, pages 10-11 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, page 19
GRI 306-3 Effluents and Waste Significant spills 2021 EHS Report, Waste, pages 10-11 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, page 19
GRI 306-4 Effluents and Waste Transport of hazardous waste 2021 EHS Report, Waste, pages 10-11  
GRI 306-5 Effluents and Waste Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff 2021 EHS Report, Waste, pages 10-11  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Environmental Compliance Management Approach 2021 EHS Report, EHS Management System, page 5  
GRI 307-1 Environmental Compliance Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations 2021 EHS Report, EHS Management System, page 5  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Supplier Environmental Assessment Management Approach 2020 EHS Report, Supplier EHS Assessment, page 42  
GRI 308-1 Supplier Environmental Assessment New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria 2021 EHS Report, Data Table, Supplier EHS Dilligence page 15  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Employment Management Approach Human Capital Management    
GRI 401-2 Employment Benefits Human Capital Management    
GRI 401-3 Employment Retention rates after parental leave 2020 Sustainability Report, Talent Management    
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Occupational Health and Safety Management Approach 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-1 Occupational Health and Safety Occupational health and safety management system 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-2 Occupational Health and Safety Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-3 Occupational Health and Safety Occupational health services 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-4 Occupational Health and Safety Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-5 Occupational Health and Safety Worker training on occupational health and safety 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-6 Occupational Health and Safety Promotion of worker health 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-7 Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety
impacts directly linked by business relationships
2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-8 Occupational Health and Safety Workers covered by an occupational health and safety
management system
2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13    
GRI 403-9 Occupational Health and Safety Work-related injuries 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13 2021 EHS Report, Data Tables, page 14  
GRI 403-10 Occupational Health and Safety Work-related ill health 2021 EHS Report, Occupational Health and Safety, pages 12-13 2021 EHS Report, Data Tables, page 14  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Training and Education Management Approach Human Capital Management    
GRI 404-2 Training and Education Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Human Capital Management    
GRI 404-3 Training and Education Employees receiving regular performance reviews Human Capital Management Governance Map    
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Diversity and Equal Opportunity Management Approach Human Capital Management    
GRI 405-1 Diversity and Equal Opportunity Diversity of governance bodies and employees Human Capital Management    
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Non-Discrimination Management Approach Human Capital Management    
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Supplier Social Assessment Management Approach Supply Chain Management    
GRI 414-1 Supplier Social Assessment New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Supply Chain Management 2021 EHS Report, Data Tables, page 15  
SASB HC-MS-430a.2 Supply Chain Management Description of efforts to maintain traceability within the distribution chain Supply Chain Management    
SASB HC-MS-430a.3 Supply Chain Management Description of the management of risks associated with the use of critical materials Supply Chain Management    
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Local Communities Management Approach Patient Experience and Voice Volunteerism & Giving  
GRI 413-1 Local Communities Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Volunteerism & Giving    
GRI 413-2 Local Communities Operations with significant impacts on local communities Patient Experience and Voice Volunteerism & Giving  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 GRI 205-1 Management Approach Ethics & Compliance    
GRI 205-1 GRI 205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption Ethics & Compliance    
SASB HC-MS-270a.1 Ethical Marketing Total amount of monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with false marketing claims. No monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with false marketing claims during the reporting period.    
SASB HC-MS-270a.2  Ethical Marketing Description of code of ethics governing promotion of off-label use of products Titanium Book, page 20-21 Ethics & Compliance   
SASB HC-MS-270a.2 Business Ethics Description of code of ethics governing promotion of off-label use of products Titanium Book, page 21-23    
SASB HC-MS-510a.1 Business Ethics Total amount of monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with bribery or corruption. No monetary losses as a result of legal proceedings associated with bribery or corruption during the reporting period.    
SASB HC-MS-510a.2 Business Ethics Description of code of ethics governing interactions with health care professionals. Ethics & Compliance Titanium Book  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Public Policy Management Approach Access to Healthcare    
GRI 415-1 Public Policy Political contributions Access to Healthcare About Us - Political Disclosure  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Customer Health and Safety Management Approach Product Safety & Quality    
GRI 416-1 Customer Health and Safety Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Product Safety & Quality    
GRI 416-2 Customer Health and Safety Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services Edwards has not identified any non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes. Product Safety & Quality  
GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3 Product Design & Innovation Management Approach Product Design & Innovation    
SASB HC-MS-410a.1 Product Design & Innovation Discussion of process to assess and manage environmental and human health considerations associated with chemicals in products, and meet demand for sustainable products 2021 EHS Report, Materials & Packaging, pg. 11    
SASB HC-MS-250a.1 Product Safety Number of recalls issued, total units recalled Product Safety & Quality
   
SASB HC-MS-250a.2 Product Safety List of products listed in the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products database Product Safety & Quality
   
SASB HC-MS-250a.3 Product Safety Number of fatalities related to products as reported in the FDA Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience MAUDE