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.
Our employees in Costa Rica hosted more than 100 students for a STEM Fair with engineering demonstrations including apple biopsies and testing the qualities of different fluids.
A Renewable Move in Ireland
Our manufacturing facilities around the world provide an opportunity to lead by example. That’s why as of October 2018, our facilities in Galway, Cork and Clonmel, Ireland, began purchasing 100 percent certified renewable electricity. This represents 12 percent of our total purchased electricity and delivers a 9 percent overall reduction in carbon emissions, supporting our commitment to carbon neutrality by 2030.
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.