Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. is an American company that develops, manufactures, and markets robotic products designed to improve clinical outcomes of patients through minimally invasive surgery.

Ticker: ISRG

Humankind Value: $30.3 B

Revenue: $4.5 B

Market Cap: $85.9 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Medical device research and development is responsible for substantive gains in length and quality of life, particularly by expanding the scope of illnesses that can be treated in a more timely or less invasive fashion. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. creates positive Humankind Value on the whole through its contributions to Medical Devices ($26.1 B), Medical Services ($2.0 B), and Economic Value ($1.7 B). The value associated with Medical Devices and Medical Services contains our estimation of 583,113.0 additional years lived by people worldwide. It creates economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. This firm can increase its Humankind Value by addressing Opioid Abuse (-$430.0 M) and Greenhouse Gases (-$185.3 M). Medical Devices and Economic Value are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Medical Services, Opioid Abuse, and Greenhouse Gases are mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships.

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