Wilson adds: “We made a commitment to produce annual updates so we could measure our achievements against defined sustainability goals. This effort involves the close participation of senior leaders from all divisions, key geographies, and core functions."
The achievements highlighted in the Varian Sustainability Report 2016 include programs that extend advanced care and enhance clinical training in developing countries. The report also spotlights ongoing reductions in electricity, natural gas and water consumption, along with progress towards greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. It also highlights the sustainability achievements of the Imaging Components division, which Varian intends to spin off as a separate company – named Varex Imaging – early in 2017.
The report outlines the governance structure that determines Varian's sustainability activities and measures performance against goals stated in its inaugural report. Based on internationally-recognized GRI (global reporting initiative) parameters, this year's report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI G4 guidelines.
Varian's 2016 Sustainability Report is available to download.