About DePuy Synthes

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, provides one of the most comprehensive orthopaedics portfolios in the world. DePuy Synthes solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.

As we celebrate 125 years of innovation, our commitment is to keep people moving.

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Our History

DePuy Synthes has a rich history - consisting of innovation, working with industry leaders, and making a difference in the lives of many patients around the world.

And it all began with a splint.

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Social Responsibility

We are inspired to be good citizens of the world.

We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community. We must be good citizens. We must encourage civic improvements, and better health and education. We must maintain the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources. Our Credo challenges us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first.

 

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The Environment

As a medical device manufacturer, DePuy Synthes is mindful of our influence and our impact on the environment. Our LeLocle, Switzerland facility has reduced its usage of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by replacing traditional degreasing methods that used VOCs with a water-based cleaning method.

We have made strides in packaging improvements as well. Our Warsaw, Indiana facility has nearly eliminated the use of PVC in all Warsaw-based packaging. Our Blackpool, England facility has implemented the use of Electronic IFUs (Instructions for Use) for a range of products to reduce paper usage.

Our leadership has been recognized by the State of Indiana’s prestigious Environmental Stewardship Program, which awarded the Warsaw facility membership for its contributions to continuous environmental improvements and demonstration of long-term compliance with environmental laws. DePuy Synthes facilities in Cork, Ireland and Leeds, England received Johnson & Johnson Sustainability Awards for their environmental leadership. All of our global sites work toward the highest standards with multiple facilities certified under the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

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Our Contributions

DePuy Synthes is uniquely positioned to improve the lives of those in need through product donations, charitable giving and community involvement. Patients in countries around the globe—Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ghana, Pakistan, China and more—benefit each year from DePuy Synthes product donations to medical missions. DePuy Synthes personnel will often travel with the mission volunteers to support their work as well.

Since 2006, our DePuy Synthes International organization has supported Open Arms Malawi, providing housing, food and funds to the children of Malawi impacted and orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Volunteers also travel to the home of Open Arms Malawi to build and maintain the operation’s facilities. More than 50 children receive full-time care and many others benefit from its services.

We support the international program Safe Kids, which promotes child safety educational programs. Johnson & Johnson is a founding sponsor of Safe Kids Worldwide, and employees at our Suzhou, China, facility have supported the Safe Kids fire safety program in their location. DePuy Synthes supports the United Way in concert with Johnson & Johnson. Other organizations also benefit from contributions by employee groups, including the American Diabetes Association in the U.S., Brian House Children’s Hospice in England and AmbeKi (Alleinerziehende mit Behinderten Kindern/Single Parents with Handicapped Children) in Germany.

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Our Volunteerism

On a local level, employees at our facilities around the world volunteer as mentors to school children, donate blood, assemble food baskets for needy families and improve their neighborhoods.

Our employees in the U.S. volunteer with Junior Achievement and support City Year. In Warsaw, Indiana, we support the Purdue University, Fort Wayne Health Education Consortium for disadvantaged students. Around the world we support education in our local communities by going into classrooms and welcoming students to our facilities to learn more about career options.

At our campuses around the world, we donate to those in need by providing meals and other essentials to our local communities. 

Our employees truly live the values in Our Credo. DePuy Synthes strives to provide an environment in which we’re inspired to ensure these actions move hand-in-hand with our business.

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