PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 22. 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, has been honored for its commitment to sustainability with inclusion on a prestigious list of the world's most sustainable companies. Varian is the highest ranked healthcare equipment company among the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking, announced today during the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland.
"We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability and this will spur us on to continually improve our efforts," says Dow Wilson, Varian's chief executive officer. "Our company's mission is to help save lives around the world and we seek to do this in ways which benefit the communities in which we operate."
To determine the final list, Corporate Knights analyzed over 4,600 companies against global industry peers using twelve quantitative key performance indicators. The full ranking is published in the annual Global 100 issue of Corporate Knights magazine as well as online at http://Global100.org.
"Varian excels both in terms of sustainability performance and disclosure across all twelve indicators used in the assessment," said Michael Yow, lead analyst at Corporate Knights. "It is therefore not a surprise that Varian is the top-ranked healthcare equipment and supplies company in the 2015 Global 100."
Varian operates globally with significant production facilities in the United States, Europe and China. The company makes a yearly submission to the Carbon Disclosure Project and publishes an annual report measuring its performance against defined goals. The 2014 Varian Sustainability Report can be found here: https://www.varian.com/about-varian/citizenship
Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is also a premier supplier of X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, and image processing software and workstations for use in medical, scientific, and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,800 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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