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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