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Shockwave Medical Publishes Inaugural ESG Report
“Our entire global organization is committed to operating responsibly, sustainably, and transparently and I am impressed by how our teams across Shockwave have embraced the practices associated with ESG,” said
Shockwave Medical’s 2021 ESG Report highlights several of the company’s ESG initiatives and accomplishments, including:
- Identification of the company’s top ESG priorities based on feedback from internal and external stakeholders;
- Establishment of an
ESG Working Groupand an ESG Executive Steering Committeeat the company level, as well as the renaming of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committeeof the Board of Directors to the Nominating and ESG Committee;
- Launch of the
Environmental Task Force, with the goal to identify opportunities to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and to become more environmentally efficient;
- Recent environmental accomplishments such as progress towards becoming ISO 14001 certified, which is on target for 2023, and establishment of a manufacturing facility in
Costa Rica, a location chosen in part due to its positive environmental record;
- A corporate commitment to supporting local and international charities, including the recent support for Ukrainian refugees;
- Several initiatives related to equality, diversity and inclusion, which include the formation of Shockwave Women Achieving Together, an employee resource group dedicated to advancing the careers of women in engineering and technology positions in the medical device sector, as well as the initiation of the first prospective all-female study of coronary interventions – EMPOWER CAD – to address the underrepresentation of female patients in clinical trials related to cardiovascular disease, led by an all-female team of principal investigators.
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