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Planet

A medical technology business with a positive impact

This year has continued to see a strong worldwide focus on the need to protect our planet. We are playing our part by managing resources efficiently, reducing our emissions where possible and being mindful of the impact that all our decisions have on the environment.

In 2020, our environmental impacts have been affected by the global pandemic. We saw a change in our environmental impacts in locations where colleagues are now working remotely. Some offices saw lower occupancy levels but this was offset by higher energy requirements in buildings kept active, for example because of the need for additional ventilation.

We have always focused on our ‘internal’ environmental footprint, improving our performance in areas such as waste recycling and greenhouse gas emissions. However, our sustainability strategy also extends upstream to our suppliers and downstream to our customers. This means that we want to work with partners who are making efforts to reduce their own environmental impacts. Together this will help us to deliver products and services that have less impact on the environment.

We are taking steps to better understand the extended footprints of our top-selling products. This helps us focus our resources where they will produce the most impact.