Advancing the world of health is BDs corporate purpose and the inspiration behind our global enterprise. It is a call to action that resounds with BD associates around the world. By giving our time, our talent and our resources through philanthropic and charitable efforts, we seek to improve global health standards and access to healthcare for all communities. Since the Company was founded 110 years ago, BD has actively donated cash, product and expertise to non-profit and educational organizations in North America and throughout the world.
We focus our philanthropy outreach and community relations programs in areas where BD can initiate the greatest impact supporting international immunization campaigns, promoting healthcare worker safety, raising awareness of pandemic diseases, providing disaster relief and much more.
With more than 11,000 staff worldwide; 350 warehouses globally; strategic transit hubs in Copenhagen, Dubai, Panama and Shanghai; and a 24/7 emergency operations center in New York, UNICEF stands ready to provide both immediate and long-term necessities-food, water, shelter, protection and physical as well as mental health care-whenever a crisis arises. UNICEF also works to reunite children with family and provides care for those who are orphaned.