• Baxter Senior Leadership Team Commitment to Addressing Racial Injustice

    Press Release

    DEERFIELD, Ill. - June 4, 2020

    Our focus on Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) at Baxter has never been more compelling or urgent. Racism has been a longstanding and disturbing societal issue, and recent displays of racial injustice toward the Black community have rocked U.S. society to its core – with the impact resonating far beyond. The events are all the worse for playing out against a pandemic that’s compounding health and economic disparities globally.

    Too many of us know firsthand the fear, exhaustion and anxiety of racism. And all of us are looking for the right words and actions to demonstrate support among our colleagues, customers, patients and other stakeholders and how to affect meaningful change in our communities.

    Our Commitment to Rise to the Moment

    As a senior leadership team at Baxter, we are making a commitment to rise to?this pivotal moment. ?We will continue to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerance. We commit to:

    1. Listen. The simple act of listening is essential and we will commit to having meaningful connections and holding check-ins with our employees and all stakeholders during these challenging times.
    2. Respect differences. Every individual’s experience is different, and we don’t assume all individuals in a certain racial group share the same views and perspectives. ??
    3. Learn. Sometimes we may be hesitant to act because we’re afraid to say or do the wrong thing. ?We will continue to educate ourselves to ease these fears.
    4. Check biases. We will continuously check our biases, which can seep into our decision-making, affecting whom we hire, how we interact, who gets promoted, and more.
    5. Speak up. If any of us experience, witness, or become aware of racism, bias, or discrimination, we will demonstrate the courage to speak up, address these situations and if appropriate, report situations through our ethics and compliance channels. ?We will encourage our stakeholders to do the same.

    As a corporation, it is incumbent on us to do what we can to fight racial injustice. ?As a leadership team, we are each accountable for role modeling inclusive leadership. We will harness the power of diversity worldwide in support of our Mission to Save and Sustain Lives.

    Joe Almeida
    Chairman, President and
    Chief Executive Officer
    Andrew Goldney
    Vice President, Europe,
    Medication Delivery and
    Sumant Ramachandra
    President, Pharmaceuticals,
    and Senior Vice President,
    Chief Science and?
    Technology Officer
    Giuseppe Accogli
    Senior Vice President,
    and President, Americas
    Tobi Karchmer
    Vice President, Medical
    Affairs and Clinical
    Reaz Rasul
    General Manager,
    Acute Therapies
    Laura Angelini
    General Manager,
    Renal Care
    Heather Knight
    General Manager,
    U.S. Hospital Products
    Philippe Reale
    Vice President,
    Planning and Fulfillment
    David Bondi
    Chief Procurement
    Jackie Kunzler
    Senior Vice President,
    Chief Quality Officer
    David Roman
    Vice President, Strategy,
    Financial Planning and
    Wil Boren
    Advanced Surgery
    Karen Leets
    Senior Vice President
    and Treasurer
    Jay Sacarro
    Executive Vice President
    and Chief Financial Officer
    Gavin Campbell
    General Manager,
    U.S. Renal
    Paul Martin
    Senior Vice President and
    Chief Information Officer
    JV Schwan
    Deputy General Counsel,
    Government Affairs
    Dennis Crowley
    Senior Vice President,
    Business Development
    and Licensing
    Sean Martin
    Senior Vice President
    and General Counsel
    Cathy Skala
    Vice President, Business
    Transformation Office
    Stacey Eisen
    Senior Vice President,
    Global Communications,
    and President, Baxter
    International Foundation
    Jeanne Mason
    Senior Vice President,
    Human Resources
    Brian Stevens
    Senior Vice President,
    Chief Accounting Officer
    and Controller
    Robert Felicelli
    Head of Global Services
    Ellen McIntosh
    Senior Vice President and
    Corporate Secretary
    Clare Trachtman
    Vice President,?
    Investor Relations
    David Ferguson
    General Manager,
    Medication Delivery
    Lynn Pawelski
    Vice President, Global
    Regulatory Affairs
    Jorge Vasseur
    General Manager,
    Clinical Nutrition
    Cristiano Franzi
    Senior Vice President
    and President, EMEA
    Bob Reed
    Vice President,
    Global Operations
    Shirley Xu
    General Manager,
    Greater China
    Andy Frye
    Senior Vice President
    and President, APAC
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