Baxter Recognized as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States by Points of Light

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Baxter International Inc. was recognized for the third consecutive year
as one of the most community-minded companies in the nation, as a part
of the Civic 50. Civic 50 is an initiative of Points of Light – the
world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes
millions of people to take action and change the world. Points of Light
sets the standard for corporate civic engagement and creates a roadmap
for companies seeking to best use their time, talent, and resources to
improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

This year’s Civic 50 applicants were evaluated based on several
criteria, including the quantity and impact of financial and human
resources applied to civic improvement; whether internal and external
resources are activated to maximize community impact; how a company’s
community engagement activities support its business interests; how
broadly community engagement is supported and institutionalized within a
company’s policies, systems and incentives; and how a company measures
the social and business value of its community engagement programs.

As a global healthcare company doing business in more than 100
countries, Baxter is committed to making a meaningful difference in the
communities in which it operates. The Civic 50 award recognizes the
company’s long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility,
specifically the company’s initiatives that increase access to
healthcare, foster tomorrow’s innovations and serve its communities.

2015 Initiatives that Baxter was recognized for include:

  • Improving Access to Healthcare:

    • During 2015, Baxter products were first on the scene in times of
      disaster. The company provided more than $1 Million U.S. dollars
      in combined cash and product donations to support the Nepal
      disaster relief efforts.
    • Additionally, Baxter product was used as a part of 134 medical
      outreach trips in 35 countries supported by AmeriCares.
  • Fostering Tomorrow’s Innovation:

    • Baxter’s Science@Work program, a multi-year commitment to Chicago
      Public Schools (CPS) to support teacher training and student
      development in the health sciences. During the 2014-15 school
      year, the program reached more than 20,000 students and nearly 180
      teachers through more than 85 real-world experiences lead by
      Baxter volunteers.
    • Annually, more than 200 U.S. employees teach financial literacy to
      students by volunteering with Junior
      Achievement
      . Volunteers choose the day, grade and time
      commitment that fits their schedule to visit local classrooms to
      teach with materials provided by Junior Achievement.
  • Serving Its Communities:

    • Community Engagement is a key priority for Baxter Business
      Resource Groups (BRGs). BRGs provide forums for employees to
      develop skills, experience valuable cultural connections and
      support key business initiatives. Each BRG has a community charter
      which outlines community engagement goals and initiatives that the
      group will work on throughout the year. For example, members of
      Baxter’s African American Leadership Council assist The Baxter
      International Foundation in screening local non-profit
      organizations that have a grant request under consideration.
    • Baxter’s Global Service Program recognizes employees that have
      volunteered and recorded more than 40 hours per year. Certificates
      are mailed to supervisors to present to employees in town hall
      meetings or other public meetings allowing employees to talk to
      their colleagues about their favorite charities. In 2015, more
      than 400 employees globally achieved this milestone.

”At Baxter, our commitment to corporate responsibility is embedded in
our mission to save and sustain lives. Also fundamental is our
obligation to create lasting social, environmental and economic value
for the communities we serve worldwide,” said Jeanne Mason, corporate
vice president, human resources. ”The continued recognition and
inclusion on the Civic 50 is a testament to the engagement and
dedication of our employees, who continue to volunteer time and
resources, act as mentors and role models and help those most in need
daily in support of creating long-term, meaningful change.”

To learn more about corporate responsibility at Baxter visit: http://www.baxter.com/corporate-responsibility.page.

To learn more about the Civic 50, to see a full list of the winners and
to access the full report, The 2016 Civic 50: Turning Good Intentions
into Sound Business Practices
, which presents the highlights,
trends, benchmarking data and best practices from the 2016 Civic 50,
please visit www.Civic50.org.

About Baxter

Baxter is committed to saving and sustaining lives. Every day, Baxter
employees strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people
who depend on Baxter products, and in the communities where employees
live and work. The company focuses on advancing three core areas:
improving access to healthcare; fostering tomorrow’s innovation and
serving its communities. Baxter works closely with public and private
partners around the world to ensure people have access to the healthcare
they need, to develop the next generation of innovators who will lead
the way in advancing care, and to create long-lasting impact in Baxter’s
communities.

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital
products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV
solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition;
biosurgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software
and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of
its products and services play a key role in expanding access to
healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees
worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical
breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations
that enable patient care.

Contacts

Baxter International Inc.
Media Contact:
Deborah Spak,
(224) 948-2349
or
Investor Contact:
Clare
Trachtman, (224) 948-3085