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Being a responsible company, Getinge works to support the  society and human health as well as minimizing our environmental impact. As a global manufacturer of medical devices and services, we have operations in many locations across the world, and its employees represent a variety of cultures and backgrounds. And with this comes responsibility – both locally and globally.

Our sustainability work is structured within three areas:

Ethical business behavior

We are committed to the highest standards of ethical, moral and legal business conduct. In many of the countries where we are active, health and safety in the workplace is regulated by stringent national legislation.

People & Society

Our corporate social responsibility is built on high health, safety, discrimination and ethics standards. We strive to make a positive and sustainable contri­bution to the communities we are active in.


Our sustainability work includes reducing the environmental impact of our products throughout their entire life cycle. Environmentally compatible product development is a priority.

10 ways to make Sterile Reprocessing more sustainable

In collaboration with customers worldwide, we have created a handbook on how to make Sterile Reprocessing more sustainable. We have carefully listened to the customers’ thoughts and experiences of sustainability within Sterile Reprocessing to deliver customer-centric, tangible communication.

Download the Sustainability Handbook here

Sustainability Update 2020

At Getinge we are committed to contribute to a more sustainable health care and society. Our work is driven by the conviction that a responsible
company contributes to an increased value for as well our customers as the society at large. 

Learn more about our ambition, goals and progress in the Sustainability Update 2020. 

For the full GRI report, please check out the Annual Report 2020.


Download the report

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UN Global Compact

Supporting the UN Global Compact is an important part of our sustainability efforts, and we strive to integrate its principles covering human rights, labor and the environment in our daily work.

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UN Sustainability Goals

The UN Global Compact has established 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Getinge supports all of them and have identified those that are most relevant for our own operations.


In 2019, we began to evaluate our sustainability performance through EcoVadis, which is the leading system for evaluating suppliers’ environmental aspects, working conditions, corporate social responsibility and subcontractors.

Annual Report 2020

Getinge Annual Report 2020

Getinge reports our sustainability efforts in accordance with the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) standards. Read more in the Annual Report 2020.

Download the Annual Report 2020

UK Tax Strategy

Getinge publishes the Tax Position Strategy in accordance with the requirements of the United Kingdom Finance Act of 2016. This Strategy is effective for the year
ending 31 December 2021.