Social Responsibility

Our Philosophy

Medline has a broad understanding of corporate social responsibility believing that it spans social, environmental and economic issues.

As a player in the medical device industry, we acknowledge that we are in a position to make a positive contribution to the global sustainable development agenda. With that in mind, in the context of Medline’s European operations, corporate social responsibility is synonymous with sustainability.

Key influences on Medline’s approach to CSR include the United Nations Global Compact Principles, the United Nations sustainable development goals, ISO 26000:2010 and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. We believe it is important to be aware of, and aligned with, international best practices.


Our CSR Focus Areas and Corresponding UN Sustainable Development Goals

Environmental Initiatives

Breast Cancer Awareness

Ethical Supply Chains

Charitable Giving


Environmental Initiatives

Our physical environment and our health are intimately intertwined. Preserving a healthy planet for current and future generations is not only the right thing to do, but it is our responsibility as a leader in the healthcare industry.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Medline’s breast cancer awareness campaign aims to improve the well-being of patients and society. We do this by increasing awareness and understanding of the disease and promoting early detection.

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Charitable Giving

Medline’s mission to improve the quality of people’s lives is deeply integrated in our corporate culture and even more so in our CSR programme.

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Ethical Supply Chains

Medline is committed to sourcing products from ethical and socially responsible factories around the world. 

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Social Responsibility Library

2020 Sustainability Report

Other CSR Documentation


Visit our Social Responsibility Library for previous sustainability reports and other CSR-related documentation.

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To support us in our CSR journey, we actively participate in the following platforms:

 To learn more about CSR at Medline, contact [email protected].