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.
One Container, One Tree
As a European-wide supplier of medical and surgical products, it can be challenging to limit our environmental impact, especially considering the majority of our products are manufactured in Asia and all around Europe.
Transporting these products from the various factories to our customers’ doorsteps in Europe involves a large network of ocean, road, rail and air freight, which contributes substantially to Medline’s carbon footprint.
To help mitigate this, our ‘One Container, One Tree’ reforestation initiative works with Reforest Action and plants one tree in Europe for every inbound container of medical devices shipped from Asia and Europe.
How many trees have been planted so far?
- 2,000 trees in Saint-Pierre-La-Bourlhonne, France, in April 2018
- 2,500 trees in Palencia, Northern Spain, in April 2019
- We will continue to plant more trees in future in other locations, including Germany.