The partnership goal is to develop and publish a Code of Good Practice for Sustainability in the dental industry.
Dentsply Sirona is a founding partner—along with GSK Consumer Healthcare and Colgate—in the FDI World Dental Federation’s “Sustainability in Dentistry” initiative.
FDI’s Sustainability in Dentistry project was established to motivate and inspire commitment to reduce the collective CO2 footprint of the dental profession, targeting practitioners, patients, and the supply chain itself. The project aims to produce a suite of tools and resources for dental practices and patients to be more environmentally sustainable. Through multi- stakeholder collaboration, the project will develop a consensus statement outlining the environmental impacts of the dental industry. This will form the basis of the Consensus Summit and resulting Code of Good Practice, which will provide guidelines and objectives for achieving a sustainable procurement and supply procedure. Companies across the supply chain will be encouraged to sign the document and commit to a more sustainable future.
The company says this partnership represents an important piece of Dentsply Sirona’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. “At Dentsply Sirona, we are incredibly proud to be a founding member of the new cross-sector Sustainability in Dentistry partnership with the FDI,” said chief executive officer, Don Casey from Dentsply Sirona. “Our mission as a company is to improve oral health worldwide and sustainability is core to our strategy. We are committed to helping create a more sustainable world for future generations and look forward to the progress we will be able to achieve through this landmark initiative.”