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Environmental Health and Safety

Hologic strives to make business decisions that have a positive impact environmentally, socially and economically, today and in the future. We accomplish this by promoting responsible practices within our organization, among our suppliers, and in the communities where we live and work. Hologic manages our environmental health and safety (EH&S) concerns as an integral part of our business. Hologic focuses its efforts in four main areas:


Recycle and Reuse

As we enhance the technology behind our products, we also ensure that they remain as environmentally friendly as possible. Today, we’re reimagining how we design our products so that more can be reused and recycled.

Chemical Management and Hazardous Waste

We manage risk from hazardous chemical use through training and procedures that minimize the risk of employee exposure. In addition, when new chemicals are ordered through our purchasing system, the EH&S team is notified so that the hazards can be evaluated beforehand. We strive to prevent hazardous material releases into the atmosphere, land or water. We are committed to minimizing the amount of hazardous waste generated, and we ensure the safe and lawful disposal of regulated waste. We apply various disposal techniques, including recycling, reclamation, waste to energy, fuel blending, wastewater treatment, incineration, autoclave, and finally landfill for nonhazardous materials when other alternatives are not available.

Workplace Health and Safety

Every day, Hologic employees strive for zero health and safety incidents in their workplaces. We collaborate to improve safety, increase productivity and reduce waste.

We comply in letter and in spirit with all applicable laws and regulations and implement programs, policies and procedures to ensure compliance throughout the Company. Where these are not adequate to ensure protection of human safety, health and the environment, we establish our own EH&S standards.

We employ management systems and procedures specifically designed to prevent activities and/or conditions that pose a threat to human safety, health or the environment. We minimize risk and protect our employees and communities by employing safe technologies and operating procedures, and by maintaining a robust business continuity program to stay prepared for emergencies.

Three of our manufacturing sites are ISO 14001/ISO 45001- certified, and all other sites are audited annually against the concepts of the ISO 14001/ISO 45001 standards. Implementation of our EH&S Management System ensures that we are committed to manufacturing our products in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, while continuously improving our processes.

Hologic maintains health and safety programs conforming to best practices in the industry. Safety rules and procedures have been developed that address behaviors and work practices that can lead to accidents and injuries. Safety performance is assessed throughout the year by management and during annual performance reviews. Hologic rewards positive safety performance and encourages employees to:

Refuse. Employees are directed to stop work when an unsafe condition or incident occurs, and are empowered to inform and/or correct the unsafe condition

Report. Employees must report unsafe acts and conditions, safety incidents and injuries to their management and EH&S immediately.

Remind. Employees are encouraged to remind each other to work safely.

TRIR = Total Recordable Cases Incident Rate. LWIR = Total Lost Workday Cases Incident Rate. Incident rate calculation = # of incidents * 200,000 / # hours worked in year
Induatry Average provide by BLS (

2020 compared to 2019 BLS data for private industry >1000 employees

2019 compared to 2018 BLS data for private industry >1000 employees

2017 & 2018 compared to 2017 BLS Data for private industry >1000 employees

2016 compared to 2016 BLS Data for private industry >1000 employees




Quality Management System

The purpose of Hologic’s Quality Management System (QMS) is to consistently meet customer requirements and enhance customer satisfaction.

Supply Chain Management

The Company recognizes that proper governance, oversight and compliance with regulations related to procurement is critical to the sustainability of our businesses and to meeting customer expectations.

A Message from Our Chairman and CEO

Steve MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, shares his perspective on how—and why—we are integrating sustainability into our day-to-day business operations.