Summary: Henry Schein celebrates Earth Day by promoting environmental sustainability in healthcare. They highlighted initiatives like plastic-saving improvements, carbon-neutral shipping, and the resource-sharing Practice Green program. These efforts are part of their global commitment to reducing environmental impact and fostering a sustainable future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sustainability in Operations: Henry Schein has implemented plastic-saving measures and offers carbon-neutral shipping, showcasing their commitment to operational sustainability.
  • Educational and Supportive Resources: Through the Practice Green program, Henry Schein provides resources to help the healthcare community minimize their environmental footprint.

Henry Schein is celebrating Earth Day by highlighting the importance of environmental sustainability within the healthcare industry.

Earth Day, recognized in more than 190 countries globally, aims to raise awareness about the environment and promote sustainability efforts to protect our planet for a healthier future.

“We acknowledge our environmental impact and are committed to managing it effectively as we strive to drive positive change throughout our global value chain.,” said Jennifer Kim Field, vice president, chief sustainability officer, Henry Schein. “We’re confident that alongside our customers, Team Schein Members, and supplier partners, our collective commitment will bolster a healthier planet for healthier people.”

Spotlighting Process Improvements

In keeping with this year’s global theme, Planet vs. Plastics, Henry Schein launched a new video in its “What Makes this Box Special” series, which showcases the plastic-saving process improvements implemented throughout 2023 in Henry Schein’s Eastern Creek, Australia, Distribution Center. Click here to watch.

Implementing Carbon-Neutral Shipping

For the month of April, the company is offering carbon-neutral shipping in partnership with select carriers in its U.S. network. This initiative aligns with Henry Schein’s environmental focus areas of mitigating its impact on the climate, reducing landfill waste, and recycling and reusing valuable materials while practicing smart and efficient use of energy and water resources.

Providing Helpful Resources

The company also developed a resource page to tell the stories of Team Schein Members from around the world, detailing how each individual embraces environmental sustainability. The resource page provides information on Practice Green, Henry Schein’s global initiative designed to inform the broader healthcare community of ways to reduce their environmental footprint.

It offers customers and supplier partners with products, solutions, and resources to support their environmental sustainability efforts. The initiative was recently recognized by Ragan Communications, winning its “Global ESG Initiative” award.