Pursuing Environmental Excellence
Our challenge is to deliver on our promise to customers and the patients we serve together while caring for the planet. The way we do our jobs each day must also address our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals. We must address our environmental impacts, our contribution towards climate change and consider the resources that go into our supply chain.
We’re proud that we met our 2019 environmental goals two years ahead of schedule. Now we’re setting even higher benchmarks for success.
A carbon-neutral breakthrough in Costa Rica
Our manufacturing facilities around the world provide an opportunity to lead by example. That’s why we’ve worked hard to make our facilities in Coyol and Heredia, Costa Rica, the first medical device manufacturing sites to be recognized as carbon-neutral by the Costa Rica Ministry of Environment, Energy, and Telecommunications. These sites also received ISO 50001 certification, an energy management standard that provides a framework for industrial facilities to manage all aspects of energy, including procurement and use.
Our Plan to Make a Difference
Our changing planet needs problem solvers. By addressing our energy consumption, carbon output and environmental design, we are helping to make measurable progress towards reducing our climate impacts.
We are all responsible for the consequences of our actions. We strive to minimize the environmental impact of our operations by proactively managing our waste generation and water use. We carefully examine the materials we use in our products, the resources used to make and transport them, and how we can reduce waste.
Sustainable Supply Chain
Through the entire product lifecycle process—planning, sourcing, manufacturing
and distribution—we have a real opportunity to make a positive impact.