We recognize that focusing solely on financial outcomes would be to ignore the multifaceted, instrumental role that healthcare leaders like us play in the world. For this reason, we have integrated the three pillars of sustainability—environment, social and governance—into our day-to-day business. As you explore this topic, you’ll see how our perspective on sustainability is coming to life to enhance global health and shareholder value—and how our commitment to sustainable business practices is part and parcel of our unique Purpose, Passion and Promise.
Our sustainability practices influence our culture and society-at-large, with our people leading the charge.
From our wellness programs to a commitment to workplace diversity, our goal is to foster a talented and highly engaged workforce focused on a common purpose: to enable healthier lives everywhere, every day. When employees are truly engaged and care about their work, they can make an extraordinary difference—and they do. In fact, we estimate that each year, our products benefit approximately 234 million people around the world, the majority of whom are women.
“Russell Pearlman of the Korn Ferry Institute said, ‘Purpose and profit not only peacefully coexist, but purpose can drive profit.’ This describes our approach at Hologic well, since the very work we do—fighting disease through early detection—contributes to a healthier, more sustainable world. While companies in most industries provide important benefits to society, we believe ours is a higher calling.” – Steve MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hologic, Inc.
As a key player in fostering global health, we are committed to investing in research and development to fuel new product pipelines in each of our businesses—and to ensuring that we properly manage related environmental health and safety concerns.
In the last six years alone, Hologic has invested more than $1.3 billion in research and development. This commitment has fueled our long history of delivering high quality, clinically proven products that detect, diagnose and treat illnesses earlier and better, with a special emphasis on women’s health. And we remain committed to improving and developing products that are always rooted in science and driven by technology to solve customer challenges and meet the world’s future healthcare needs. A critical part of this long-term strategy is the management of environmental health and safety concerns as an integral part of our business, from promoting energy-efficient practices and minimizing hazardous waste to embracing safe operating procedures to protect employees from workplace injuries.
Good governance is the foundation on which sustainable growth becomes possible.
Hologic is deeply committed to fostering a culture of responsibility and accountability throughout our organization. This begins with a commitment to recruit and retain members of our Board of Directors with proven leadership abilities, personal integrity, diverse expertise—and who are willing to take an active oversight role. In addition, good governance at Hologic is reflected in many other aspects of our business, including our Employee Code of Conduct and Diversity Policy, as well as highly ethical sales and marketing practices that comply with all applicable laws and regulations. As you will discover, these are just a few of the good governance strategies we have in place to create long-term value for our shareholders, while having a significant life-saving impact on world health.
We invite you to peruse this site to learn more about how sustainability is intertwined in every aspect of our business. You can also download our first Sustainability Report to get a full picture of our commitment to our shareholders, customers and their patients, and to the global community.