Medline has eight employee-driven, local donation committees representing all employees across Europe. These committees use their local knowledge to identify charitable organisations and appropriate local initiatives (e.g. races, tournaments and sports clubs) for Medline to donate to. Last year, these committees selected numerous wonderful beneficiaries, mostly focusing on literacy and education, care for those suffering from cancer or serious long-term illnesses and disabilities, animal welfare, the poor and disadvantaged, refugees and youth sports. Medline is proud to support such worthy causes. You can read more about the activities of the respective local committees (in the local language) in France, Germany, Italy, Iberia, Benelux and the United Kingdom.
Medline Europe expanded its social media presence in mid-March by launching a new Facebook profile, which will be the platform for Medline Europe’s new mascot, Ron the bear, unveiled today. Ron is a nurse who has taken a sabbatical to travel and get to know his partners in the medical field better. He will be visiting different Medline offices, attending medical congresses and introducing products.
SUN & WIND ENERGY, a publication based in Germany covering renewable energy sources, has featured Medline’s warehouse in Kleve and its use of green electricity created by solar energy in a recent press release. The warehouse’s roof is home to 12,000 square metres of solar panels, which produced about 900,000 kWh of energy in 2017. This is enough energy to power the entire logistics and IT departments, facility lighting and even the forklifts. Kleve’s solar panel project contributes to Medline’s sustainability goals, and the facility has been awarded the gold certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council. Click here to learn more about Medline’s environmental initiatives.
Medline is pleased to announce the opening of a new 110,000 square foot (10.200 m²) warehouse in Bicester, UK, to support our growing business in the region and to demonstrate our commitment to providing our UK customers with superior logistical services. Bicester boasts an excellent distribution location on the M40 motorway between London and Birmingham. Medline looks forward to the opportunity to provide our customers with outstanding service and to help them meet their supply challenges, today and in the future.
March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). It is a day for celebrating and promoting gender equality all around the world, and also here at Medline. This year’s theme is ‘Press for Progress’, encouraging all of us to commit to a gender parity mindset. The World Economic Forum estimates that at the current rate of progress it will take more than 200 years to achieve 100 per cent gender parity—this year’s theme aims to speed up that process.
We have started a new tradition within Medline Europe by asking our employees to pledge how they will ‘Press for Progress’ towards this important cause. The IWD’s website suggests five ways we can all commit to women’s progress.
Our employees’ pledges are visible on Medline Europe’s LinkedIn page, and Group President Tripp Amdur has personally committed to ‘challenge stereotypes and bias’ this year and beyond. Medline is proud to declare that we recognise and value the contributions of all our female employees and are committed to actively pursuing gender equality in our organisation. We invite you all to also comment on our LinkedIn page what you will do this year to promote this important cause, which is also one of the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDG 5: Gender Equality).