Zimmer Biomet is committed to being a good corporate citizen.
Our global team is dedicated to sustainable practices across the entire spectrum of the environmental, social and governance platform.
In 2018, the Zimmer Biomet Foundation, Inc. was established as the philanthropic arm of Zimmer Biomet in order to address the needs of our global community. As an independent, philanthropic and non-profit organization, the Zimmer Biomet Foundation improves the quality of life for our communities by providing resources to help:
- Build Healthy Communities
- Advance STEM Education
- Provide Disaster Relief
- Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Zimmer Biomet Foundation has partnered with the leading civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Through the Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Zimmer Biomet, is committing $2 million over the next three years to support partnered efforts with the NAACP to end racial injustice and advance diversity and equality.
The Perry Initiative is committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and engineering.
“Zimmer Biomet Foundation has been an ardent supporter of The Perry Initiative and our mission to build the career pipeline for women in orthopaedics. Since 2009, over 12,000 women across the United States have participated in Perry Initiative programs at no cost, thanks to our partnership with the Zimmer Biomet Foundation. Amazing!”
- Laurie Meszaros Dearolf, PhD, Executive Director
“We are extremely grateful to Zimmer Biomet and the Zimmer Biomet Foundation for their committed, long term partnership with us since 2004 in addressing healthcare disparities in orthopaedics.”
Nth Dimensions was founded in 2004 by orthopaedic surgeons working collaboratively with academic institutions, community surgeons, and industry to address the dearth of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in orthopaedic surgery. The overarching goal of Nth Dimensions is to address and eliminate healthcare disparities for all communities.
Funding and Donations
Charitable Monetary Donations
The Zimmer Biomet Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that advance diversity, equity and inclusion, help build healthy communities, advance STEM education and provide disaster relief. Zimmer Biomet also provides charitable support for community events and organizations.
Each year, Zimmer Biomet supports Medical Mission trips by providing Zimmer Biomet products for underserved patients to be treated by surgical teams affiliated with nonprofit organizations. Zimmer Biomet also donates products for charitable surgeries in the U.S. to help uninsured patients. To learn more about requirements and how to request product donations, see below.
Zimmer Biomet considers product donation requests for medical mission trips occurring outside the U.S. that meet the below criteria:
- Requestor is affiliated with a nonprofit organization interested in medical missions
- Request is submitted in its entirety at least 90 days prior to the date the items are needed
- Requestors are qualified medical professionals with the ability to use and prescribe the products requested
- Items requested will only be used for patients who are uninsured and unable to afford services or products
- All required authorizations for regulatory, import and export requirements with confirming documentation are obtained by the requesting nonprofit
Through a third-party organization, Americares, Zimmer Biomet provides product donations for U.S. charitable surgeries that meet the criteria below. Questions about the program can be directed to Americares Medical Outreach program coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Americares will donate Zimmer Biomet products to U.S. licensed physicians performing surgeries in the U.S. at no cost to patients who qualify for charitable assistance based on the standards used by the hospital in which the surgery will take place.
- Products to be donated will be pre-approved by Americares, working in conjunction with the physician’s Zimmer Biomet sales representative who will bring all approved products and instruments or loaner instruments to the operating room for the surgery.
- Operation Walk USA efforts are also processed through Americares. More information on Operation Walk USA may be found at http://operationwalkusa.org
Educational Grants and Fellowship Funding
Zimmer Biomet provides educational grant funding to support independent educational conferences; resident education funding; and fellowship funding.
Organizations with a genuine educational purpose or function may
apply for an educational grant from Zimmer Biomet.
Request should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the educational event or program.
Support may not be provided to individuals in private practice or in agreement to use, order, recommend, or purchase Zimmer Biomet products.
Independent Educational Conferences
Zimmer Biomet considers applications in support of independent educational conferences that promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective healthcare.
Resident Education Funding
Zimmer Biomet considers applications in support of educational efforts within accredited residency programs. The program director or coordinator must submit all funding requests.
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Zimmer Biomet is committed to improving patient care in the communities in which we operate and do business. As part of our commitment, Zimmer Biomet considers requests for fellowship grant funding to support health care professionals with their education and training and their experience in clinical research. Zimmer Biomet believes quality education, training and clinical research benefit both the patient and advancements in medical technology, treatments and knowledge. A decision to provide fellowship grant funding is never contingent upon, or related to, the purchase, lease, recommendation, procurement, use, or prescription of Zimmer Biomet products and services.
Zimmer Biomet provides funding to third-party non-profit organizations that have an independent application and review process for providing grants to fellowship programs. Third-party organizations may submit requests to Zimmer Biomet for funding considerations. Organizations such as OMeGA Medical Grants, COTA, and NREF administer fellowship funding.
Some therapeutic areas, such as CMF/Thoracic, may provide fellowship funding directly
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Zimmer Biomet has a direct application process for Canadian fellowship programs. Please refer to the application form below and the application program timeline. Any questions, contact Grants.AMER@zimmerbiomet.com
2023-2024 Zimmer Biomet Fellowship Program Cycle Schedule:
Application Period Opens: October 1, 2022
Application Period Closes: December 1, 2022
Committee Review Period: January - February 2023
Grant Notifications: February 2023
Funds Distributed: Summer 2023
Please review the guidelines to ensure eligibility prior to submitting an application
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Zimmer Biomet Environmental Sustainability supports our business mission of corporate citizenship by delivering value to healthcare providers, their patients, and stockholders, while embracing our social responsibilities. This mission commits us to environmental stewardship and drives us to continuously identify and act on opportunities for environmental performance improvement.
Zimmer Biomet supports a number of community-based educational, civic and cultural activities supported by non-profit organizations across the country. At our headquarters located in Warsaw, Indiana, we are a large contributor to the United Way of Kosciusko County, which provides support to local agencies and service organizations.
Zimmer Biomet is committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the public. We maintain management systems designed to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and company requirements, and which support the integration of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) into our business processes.
Protection of human health and prevention of pollution
We strive to identify and eliminate negative EHS impacts associated with our facilities, activities, services, and products throughout their lifecycle.
Continual improvement of our EHS management systems and performance
We establish EHS objectives and targets, conduct management systems and performance evaluations, and periodically share results with our employees, our customers and the public.
Support dialogue with interested parties, including our employees, customers and the public, and we will be responsive to their EHS concerns and suggestions.
We will share information and openly communicate about our EHS management systems and EHS impacts of our activities, services and products.
Codes of Practice
The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Codes of Practice set forth Zimmer Biomet EHS requirements for our business functions and facilities worldwide.
These codes operationalize the company EHS policy and fulfill the following roles—
- Serve as a blueprint for increasing productivity, growth, and customer focus by integrating EHS into our day-to-day business management systems
- Support compliance with all applicable EHS regulations and Company EHS policies and requirements
- Provide the foundation for continuous improvement of our operations worldwide
A corporate internal audit program verifies compliance with regulations and effective EHS activities.
Annual self-assessments are conducted to determine compliance with EHS Codes of Practice. EHS related metrics are collected annually to track progress.
By harmonizing environmental sustainability across the manufacturing network, we work to reduce impacts with focus in the following areas:
Greenhouse gas emissions as calculated to the equivalent of Carbon Dioxide (CO2e), also known as the carbon footprint
Hazardous waste generation: wastes that become landfilled are being recycled or re-purposed
Reductions in the consumption of water
Corporate Energy and Water Requirements direct and guide sites to continuously reduce or improve the utilization of these consumables. Metrics gathered at the site level further drive positive outcomes by high-lighting utility usage and trends
Energy Audits have been conducted at the largest Zimmer Biomet campuses to locate significant energy uses and focus our Teams' efforts on managing these sources with the greatest efficiency. Less impactful energy consumption points are located with energy “treasure hunts” to drive down consumption and educate our workforce on energy conservation
During 2015 as the two legacy companies merged to become Zimmer Biomet, an enterprise-wide Resource Conservation project was conducted. The project collected key data on environmental impacts, which then became the baseline to measure improvements and best practices going forward.
Energy efficient lighting
Currently being installed across our network of facilities to reduce electricity consumption and improve the illumination of workspaces and parking lots
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Combined key environmental metrics collected from sites around the globe to continue our long-standing support and reporting
ACRES Land Trust
Zimmer Biomet is a corporate sponsor of ACRES Land Trust, Indiana’s oldest and largest local land conservation non-profit. ACRES protects over 6,000 acres of forests, wetlands, grasslands and unique geological features within 100 nature preserves
Global Facility sustainability programs
Facilities across North America, Europe and China are reporting on waste elimination, recycling and energy efficiencies, including continuous improvement projects that support the Zimmer Biomet environmental sustainability mission
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