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Putting people first

People come first at Smith+Nephew – our patients, employees, healthcare professionals, partners and shareholders.

Why is this important?

This principle is the essence of Life Unlimited. Putting people first will help us achieve our vision of a world in which healthcare professionals and patients can access solutions to help restore health, wherever they may be.

While our employees, partners and contractors work to help improve other people’s health and wellbeing, we take steps to protect theirs, by ensuring a healthy and safe working environment.

For example, we have also strengthened our wellness programmes for employees, with a focus on enabling healthy lifestyle choices.

We engage meaningfully with the communities where we operate through our site leadership teams and local camaraderie councils. In addition, we encourage our people to volunteer in local communities, offering paid volunteering time and matching employee charitable donations.

We believe that these initiatives will be the foundation for our future business success, and ability to have an ever greater impact on people’s lives.


Sustainability report 2019


Case studies

Read the stories behind our Sustainability Strategy

Case studies