For Earth Day 2023, Henry Schein launched Practice Green, an initiative to help healthcare professionals become more eco-friendly.
Practice Green aims to help empower the healthcare community to establish sustainable practices for a healthier planet.
Since 2008, Henry Schein has encouraged its customers to purchase environmentally friendlier products through the US Global Reflections Program, which evolved into Practice Green, launched in the EMEA region and Australia earlier this year.
Through the new program, eco-friendly services, solutions, and support will be available to help dental and medical customers in the US and Canada implement practical ways to become more sustainable while following current health and safety guidelines and providing high-quality care.
The program’s offerings will continue to expand over time, with new products, services, and solutions added as Practice Green develops to meet the changing healthcare landscape.
“At Henry Schein, environmental stewardship is a pillar of our corporate citizenship, reflecting a sustainable approach to conducting business and offering solutions to our customers,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “Practice Green reinforces our values, and we are pleased to launch this initiative in observance of Earth Day, echoing our belief that we must together invest in our planet.”
The Practice Green portfolio includes a curated collection of dental products selected by Henry Schein as ‘green’ based on supplier partner product information. These ‘green’ products fall into at least one of the following categories: reusable, contain recycled materials, can be recycled, are biodegradable, or are from a sustainable source. Medical products are presently being reviewed for inclusion as part of the portfolio.
In addition to the launch of Practice Green, Henry Schein is celebrating Earth Day by implementing carbon-neutral shipping in its US network during April. This aligns with the company’s commitment to mitigate its impact on the climate, reduce landfill waste, and recycle and reuse valuable materials while practicing smart and efficient use of energy and water resources.
Henry Schein is continuously strengthening its approach to measuring, monitoring, and reporting on its carbon emissions and other environmental impacts.
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