Limiting Our Environmental Footprint
We are all responsible for the consequences of our actions—especially as a company with a global footprint, and global impact. As we manufacture medical devices and therapies, we consume resources and produce waste. How we manage these responsibilities and challenges matters. We had a target of 50% renewable electricity by 2021 and we surpassed this by achieving 73%.
We bring our values to the table when we consider the materials used in our products and packaging, the resources used to manufacture and transport them, and what happens to any waste along the way.
55% of hazardous and regulated waste recovered or recycled in 2021 across the company’s operations and key distribution sites
|Read our current EHS Policy valid through September 20, 2021|
|*Read our new EHS Policy valid on September 21, 2021|
Results from Cork: Taking Recycling to the Next Level
After achieving a recycling rate of more than 90 percent, our Cork, Ireland team extended their success by recovering reusable materials. In 2020, they began setting aside plastic packaging made from Polyethylene Terephthalate, a material that can be ground into flakes and reused if properly isolated in the collection process. This approach also results in less processing energy than recycling. By taking this extra step, the team diverted 20 tonnes of plastic for recovery.