PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 19 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), a world leader in radiotherapy and X-Ray imaging technology, is announcing the publication of its first comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, detailing the company's policies and achievements in extending care, protecting resources and helping to save lives. The 'Varian Sustainability' Report has been produced as part of the wider investment to continually improve sustainability performance and transparency.
"We have a responsibility to achieve our business goals in a socially and environmentally responsible manner," says Tim Guertin, chief executive officer of Varian Medical Systems. "While our company continues to develop better therapeutic capabilities for fighting cancer and other diseases as well as better components for X-Ray imaging, we strive to do so in ways which extend access to advanced care, improve clinical outcomes, optimize safety and make a positive impact on the communities where we operate."
In 2010, Varian commenced a company-wide undertaking to examine sustainability performance and identify challenges and opportunities to be addressed over time. This effort involved the close participation of senior leaders from all divisions, key geographies, and core functions.
The report, based on internationally-recognized GRI (global reporting initiative) parameters, reiterates the company's stated mission to help save an additional 100,000 lives each year, while outlining the governance structure that determines Varian's sustainability activities and setting goals for future achievements. The report's content is divided into four key areas: environmental, health access and outcomes, safety and responsibility, and colleagues and communities.
The report is available for customers, investors, and the general public at www.varian.com/en-ch/sustainability. Varian plans to update its sustainability report in mid-2012.
Editorial contact: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,700 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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