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Environment

As an environmentally conscious organization, we are committed to environmental responsibility and promoting ‘green thinking‘ throughout our organization and supply base.

Our commitment is expressed through the principles of our global environmental policy. We also work diligently to ensure our sites, and in particular our manufacturing plants, continually look for ways to minimize our impact on the environment through reduction of energy consumption, recycling and reuse, and reducing plastics consumption.

Sustainability in our supply chain

Sustainability in our supply chain

We encourage and support our suppliers to reuse and recycle packaging wherever possible. Following our implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS), which provides the framework to assist in the day-to-day operations from an environmental perspective - we expect our suppliers to implement and maintain appropriately scaled environmental processes too. Key points include:
 

  • Complying with local and international environmental regulations
  • Minimizing waste and maximizing recyclability of production/shipping materials
  • Reducing transportation and distribution costs
  • Protecting and reducing reliance on natural resources
Environmental ISO Certification

Environmental ISO Certification

As part of our continuing efforts to be a truly global business, we aim for ISO accreditation in a number of areas, including environmental responsibility.  A number of our larger sites are ISO 14001 – Environmental Management accredited. ISO 14001 is the framework for the management of environmental responsibilities. It requires that our approach to environmental issues undergoes continual improvement. The system promotes the integration of environmental management into core strategic processes including interaction with our suppliers. We’re audited by independent third-party auditors for ISO standards accreditation.

Our on-going sustainability improvements

We have developed our own environmental initiative called the 'Sunrise Medical Environmental Seal of Approval'. This initiative allows us to set specific environmental goals for our sites, so we're not only upholding, but exceeding the high standards that ISO environmental management certification demands.

no Norway

Our Norwegian Associates are fully committed to saving as many resources as possible. That's why they've moved their Customer Service teams over to a fully digital archive, and reducing paper printing related to order handling by up to 40%.

us United States

Our facilities in the United States track Green House Gases (GHG) in relation to the amount of utilities usage per month . This helps to not only record our “Carbon Footprint”, but better understand where we can make reductions to decrease it.

nl Netherlands

Committed to reducing CO2 emissions as much as possible, our facilities in the Netherlands have replaced company cars with lower CO2 versions. They've also installed several charging sockets to help encourage the use of electric cars amongst Sunrise Associates. Similarly, Sunrise Medical Sweden have started replacing company cars with hybrid versions too.

de Germany

Wanting to support with Ecosystem restoration and recognising the vital connection between bees and the environment, Sunrise Medical Germany now collaborates with Beefuture (a full-service beekeeping team) to install and maintain a number of beehives across their premises.

au Australia

Looking to cut energy consumption, our Magic Mobility facility in Australia replaced all of their 62 manufacturing and warehouse lights with LED's (saving up to 10,698.13 KWh a year).

de Germany

Committed to reducing CO2 emissions as much as possible, our German plant have installed a more efficient air conditioning system that not only saves electricity, but reduces CO2 by up to 670kg per year.

mx Mexico

Another great example of our green thinking is the re-use of packaging wood at our facility in Mexico. This is donated to Sunrise Associates for use in family projects such as fencing or furniture building.

mx Mexico

Keen to reduce water and energy consumption, our facility in Mexico have changed urinals and toilets to water-saving models. They've also installed touchless faucets to help control water temperature and reduce stream duration.

de Germany

Choosing sustainable sources of energy is essential to protecting the environment. That's why our German facility has switched to a certified provider that offers 100% clean, renewable hydroelectric power.

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