We’ve done a lot to reduce our footprint on the environment, and we’d like to do more. We’re seeking ways to prevent pollution, to reduce waste, and to promote the sustainable use of natural resources. And we consider sustainability from a variety of angles — from the efficiency of our facilities to the design of our packaging and the distribution channels we use to get our products to a patient’s bedside.
If something has a value, it should be used. When it can’t be reused, we look for ways to recycle.
Consumption and waste aren’t going away, but we always consider new options for reducing emissions, pollution, waste, and use of natural resources.
At the beginning of all construction projects, we consider new green building technologies, plan for reuse of materials, and build to maximize efficiency of natural resources.
We seek the most efficient balance of technology, time, and transportation to get products to patients in a way that minimizes any negative impact on the environment.
Partnerships are a reflection of our own values, so we ask our business partners to follow the same standards we follow.
Communities are the foundation of our business. We’re always looking to create positive, lasting impacts on job creation and the spirit of our communities by putting old buildings back to use.
When it comes to our products and packaging, we are committed to continuous improvement. We actively avoid and monitor restricted substances in our supply chain and are always looking for ways to remove nonessential features that generate excess waste.
Compliance to all applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations is a baseline. When it is possible to do more, we do.
Regarding environmental health and safety, it’s better to spend more time in the beginning making things right than to act retroactively. We are always working to prevent accidents that could endanger our employees and communities.
Cook Ireland’s dedication to environmental sustainability helped them earn ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certiﬁcations for these standards:
Cook Denmark is determined to make sustainable business choices and reduce their environmental impact as a reﬂection of the promise Cook gives to patients, customers, employees, and communities. They’ve received the following certification for their efforts:
Cook Winston-Salem has also received certification for their sustainability efforts. This facility has identified all of its existing environmental efforts and made plans to improve over the next several years.