PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, has been honored for its commitment to sustainability with inclusion on a prestigious list of the world's most sustainable companies for the second year in a row. Varian remains the highest ranked U.S. healthcare equipment company among the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list, announced today during the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland.
"We are proud to be recognized once again for our commitment to sustainability and this will spur us on to continually improve our efforts," says Dow Wilson, Varian's chief executive officer. "Our company's mission is to help save lives around the world and we seek to do this in ways that benefit the communities in which we operate."
To determine the final list, Corporate Knights analyzed over 4,600 companies against global industry peers using twelve quantitative key performance indicators. The full ranking is published in the annual Global 100 issue of Corporate Knights magazine as well as online at http://Global100.org.
"The inclusion of Varian in the Global 100 ranking for the second time in a row is a reflection of its continuous dedication to sustainability," said Michael Yow, director of research at Corporate Knights. "Once again, Varian is an industry leader in terms of sustainability performance and disclosure."
Varian operates globally with significant production facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. The company makes a yearly submission to the CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project – for both climate change and water use -- and publishes an annual report measuring its performance against defined goals. The 2015 Varian Sustainability Report can be found here: https://www.varian.com/about-varian/citizenship
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for x-ray imaging. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiation. The company provides comprehensive solutions for radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is also a premier supplier of x-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, and image processing software and workstations for use in medical, scientific, and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 7,000 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 www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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