Fortune named Stryker one of the 57 companies that are changing the world. We debuted on the list at #25 based on the impact of our reprocessing programs at Sustainability Solutions, a leader in the field and innovator that continues to support one of the most impactful sustainability initiatives at U.S. hospitals. In 2017, we helped nearly 3,000 customers divert 13.4 million pounds of medical waste from landfills, while saving $326 million in supply costs.
The Change the World list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. Fortune writers and editors, with help from Foundation Strategy Group, a nonprofit social-impact consulting firm, and the Shared Value Initiative, a global platform for organizations seeking business solutions to social challenges, evaluated and ranked the companies by three factors including measurable social impact, business results and degree of innovation.