At Hologic, we are committed to improving the health of our communities, customers, patients and employees, and to ensuring that the decisions we make today have a positive effect on future generations. Hologic has established good foundational competencies in the area of sustainability, but we know we have more work to do.
Since May of 2016, we have focused on gaining a deeper understanding of our internal and external stakeholders’ expectations, as well as the economic, environmental and social impacts our business decisions create. A cross-functional team of key leaders throughout the organization, as well as external subject matter experts, helped us better understand the areas that are material to our growing business.
This process began by surveying internal stakeholders worldwide to more broadly understand how Hologic defines sustainability, and to establish which aspects of corporate social responsibility are most important to us. We also mapped and quantified our environmental impacts using an analysis of sustainability reporting guidelines. These insights, combined with peer benchmarking and knowledge, gave us an understanding of the competitive landscape, areas of focus, future risks, and key areas of opportunity.
Our efforts to date have helped us identify short-, medium-, and long-term goals. In the near-term, we will focus on:
Energy and greenhouse gas efficiency
Recycling and reuse
Workplace health and safety
As we move forward, we will incorporate measurable objectives and goals that will serve as the foundation for our ongoing sustainability strategy. At the same time, we will continue to develop our environmental, health and safety, and sustainability strategies while building our communication and reporting framework.
On the following pages, we will describe what we have accomplished and the future state we are planning. We recognize this is only the first step in a long journey. We will rely on Hologic employees worldwide, as well as our partners, suppliers and stakeholders,to achieve success.