Bausch Health releases annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Bausch Health is a company dedicated to innovation, advancing global health and improving people’s lives with our health care products. Our organizational theme in 2019 was “Pivot to Offense,” as we successfully focused on driving organic growth in our core businesses and in delivering new products. Foundational to this strategy was our continued commitment to always find ways of doing things better and in a safe and sustainable manner.
Our most recent achievements in these areas are summarized in this 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report. Last year, we made excellent progress in improving operational efficiency and in further embedding a global culture of quality, all while maintaining the highest standards of ethical behavior. In addition, the Bausch Foundation helped patients by providing access to safe, effective medicines and by financially supporting health care education and causes.
While this report is dedicated to our efforts in 2019, we also felt it was important to discuss Bausch Health’s response to the unprecedented events of the first half of 2020 — highlights of which are captured in the special report featured on pages 35-39. Companies like ours carry a special responsibility as we make and distribute products that are essential to people’s health and well-being. I’m proud of the efforts of our more than 22,000 colleagues worldwide to keep our operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic. Secondly, the social unrest that shook the United States and other parts of the world opened a meaningful, ongoing dialogue within our company about discrimination and diversity. I anticipate this will make us a stronger company as we do even more to value different backgrounds and foster a spirit of inclusiveness.
Bausch Health continues to make progress on many fronts, some that go beyond health care. I hope you will take a few moments to read this report to learn more about our company’s many accomplishments.
Joseph C. Papa
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer