Social Responsibility

A Sustainable, Responsible Business   

As a global corporation, Bard has a moral responsibility to be a steward of its community. We are committed to sustainable responsibility with an emphasis on maximizing the positive impact on the health and wellness of society.     

Our impact on people’s lives isn’t limited to the potential health benefits the medical devices we design and produce. In conjunction with the C. R. Bard Foundation and through employee volunteerism and donations of time, money and products, we support educationhealth caresocial welfarearts and culture initiatives in the communities in which we live and work.  

In addition, we cultivate a workforce that spans a variety of cultures around the globe, employing talented individuals of diverse ethnicity, culture, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, talents and perspectives. We provide our employees with a safe working environment, competitive compensation and opportunities to develop their careers beyond a narrow set of responsibilities. 

Our commitment extends to protecting people and the environment by meeting all applicable local, state, and federal regulations, as well as our own internal standards. This is fundamental to the success of the organization, and we will continue to develop our sustainability practices and identify areas for continual improvement. 

The medical technology industry plays a pivotal role in providing quality treatment options for patients, lowering health care costs, and sustaining economic growth. It takes precious resources to manufacture advanced medical technologies that are safe and effective for patients. It’s our duty to manage these resources in the most efficient and sustainable way possible so that we can help preserve the environment for future generations.   

Our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture, our values, and is integral to all aspects of our company.  I invite you to browse the links to the left to gain more insight into what we have accomplished.     


Timothy M. Ring
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
C. R. Bard, Inc.


Life Changing Innovation

BARD is a member of AdvaMed – the Advanced Medical Technology Association. To learn more about how medical technology enriches lives, go to