We partner with our suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint and our
use of natural resources. This also helps us ensure ongoing material
supply, encourages ethical and environmentally sound business
practices and enables us to continuously address unmet health care
We purchase goods and services from more than 56,000 suppliers.
Through our Sustainable Supply Chain Programme, we work with our
supplier network to ensure quality, compliance and social
responsibility. Annually, we track, measure and report the progress
that our suppliers and our purchasing and supplier management
personnel make toward meeting sustainability goals.