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Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

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We are here to achieve Her Promise

We are working to achieve a better and healthier every day for every woman through a focus on innovation, access, gender equity and environmental stewardship. Explore our progress in the 2022 ESG Report Executive Summary.

Key 2022 achievements


Completed eight business transactions since our founding, with five in 2022, to drive innovation in women's health


Nearly halfway toward meeting our goal of helping to prevent an estimated 120 million unplanned pregnancies by 2030 through the Her Promise Access Initiative


Increased female representation in leadership at the director level and above


Made progress toward key environmental goals including 89% of operational waste reused, recycled or otherwise used beneficially

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Her Promise, Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help women and girls achieve their promise through better health and is inextricably linked to our company vision: to create a better and healthier every day for every woman around the world. By addressing gender-related disparities in health, we build a more sustainable future for women, families, economies and society. Our environmental, social and governance goals focus on three areas: Her Equity, Her Planet, and Her Trust, and the issues that matter most to our stakeholders, our business, and most importantly, women around the world.

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Her equity

Throughout the world, women have vast unmet medical needs. Our goal is to redefine and harness innovation to help women and girls achieve their promise and lead healthier, more empowered lives.

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Her planet

Women are disproportionately affected by the impact of climate change. They are also more vulnerable to resource scarcity, which is why a healthy planet is important to helping women and girls achieve their promise.

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Her trust

To fulfill her promise, we are working to promote balanced gender representation at all levels. We aim to reflect the gender equity within our company that we want to see in the world.

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Her Plan is Her Power.

Around the world, unplanned pregnancies are preventing women and girls from achieving their promise.  We want to change that.

Organon’s multi-year global initiative “Her Plan is Her Power” includes a portfolio of programs, collaborations and investments to address inequities in access to contraception and ensure that women and girls have the power to plan their future.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Organon supports the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, our purpose as a company aligns with gender equality and good health and well-being, as well as other goals.

We work to advance the SDGs inside and outside our company. We are a participant in the UN Global Compact and adhere to its principles-based approach to responsible business. Organon is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact’s Women’s Empowerment Principles and CEO Water Mandate.

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Diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging

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2021 ESG report

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