Sustainability report

Value chain

Edwards Lifesciences’ Credo reinforces our dedication to providing innovative solutions for people fighting cardiovascular disease. We believe that the management of our material topics supports this mission through our aspiration to Create Exceptional Shareholder Value. For each topic, Edwards also considers where impacts directly occur throughout our manufacturing processes, geographic footprint and stakeholder relationships. This map demonstrates our understanding of our impacts across our value chain.

Value Chain Map


Topic Primary Stakeholders Impacted/Boundary
Corporate Governance Investors
Ethics & Compliance All Stakeholders
Corruption & Bribery Physicians
Transparent Communications & Reporting All Stakeholders
Access to Healthcare Patients, Communities, Customers, Physicians
Healthcare Process Innovation Patients, Customers
Patient Experience & Voice Patients, Customers
Supply Chain Management Suppliers, Operations
Product Safety & Quality Patients, Customers, Employees
Product Lifecycle, Design & Innovation Patients, Customers, Employees
Chemical & Materials Stewardship Suppliers, Communities, Patients
Employee Recruitment, Engagement & Retention Employees
Workplace Health & Safety Employees
Diversity & Inclusion Employees, Board of Directors, Communities
Volunteerism & Giving Employees, Communities
Energy & Emissions Operations, Communities
Waste Operations, Communities
Water Operations, Communities
Environmental Compliance Operations, Communities