Medline strives to contribute to a better world for current and future generations through our corporate social responsibility programme. We support the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs), a set of actions identified by the UN as essential to improve the wellbeing of all populations around the world. Medline’s CSR initiatives that are aligned with the SDGs include:
• We donate product and raise awareness of breast cancer (SDG #3)
• We monitor and manage gender as one of our employee diversity indicators (SDG #5)
• We use solar and geothermal energy in our operations (SDG #7)
• We optimise our product packaging and implement recycling programmes (SDG #12)
• We measure our carbon footprint and submit an annual report to the CDP (SDG #13)
Medline is proud to announce the winner of the Pink Glove Photo Competition 2017: Feel the (g)love by Dr. Anastasia Pazaiti from Greece.
Their photo received more than 4000 likes. They will be awarded with a 1000€ donation to the charity of their choice. In total, we received 38 pictures this year from all around Europe. We would like to thank all of the participants for their great pictures, we were really impressed by their creativity and commitment. Congratulations to the winner of the Pink Glove Photo Competition 2017!
Medline hosted the second edition of the Pink Glove Photo Competition this year to continue our support of breast cancer awareness. We invited healthcare workers to take pictures wearing pink gloves and submit their photo. Voting is now open on our Facebook page! Everyone and anyone is invited to vote for their favourite pictures by liking them. The picture with the most likes at the end of the voting period will be the winner of a 1,000 € donation to give to the charity of their choice.
• Voting is open from October 9, 2017 through October 16, 2017.
• There is a limit of one vote per person per image during the voting period.
• Votes are submitted by liking the image on the contest Facebook page.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month also known as Pink October. Breast cancer awareness is one of Medline’s top corporate initiatives. Our campaign aims to support patients, families and caregivers and to increase awareness and promote early detection. Medline sponsors 2 main projects to spread the word: the Pink Glove Photo Competition and our partnership with Keep A Breast Europe (KABE).
This year we invited healthcare professionals to participate in the Pink Glove Photo Competition by taking pictures of themselves wearing pink gloves. Voting will open on October 9th on our Facebook page (http://bit.ly/2arU4N4). The winners will win a 1,000 € donation to a charity of their choice.
Medline is also pleased to have a partnership with Keep A Breast Europe (KABE). Keep A Breast Europe is dedicated to empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support(learn more here: http://bit.ly/2xVXj9e).
Last April, we launched the Medline Goes Green Challenge. Employees were able to submit ideas to reduce the ecological footprint of their office. After a review by the senior leadership team, a project submitted by the German team was selected.
Their idea is to develop a platform to enable carpooling or sharing as well as bicycle groups amongst Medline employees. By using this platform, Medline employees will easily arrange to drive or cycle together to and from their places of work. Reduced transport-related CO2 emissions will be the main benefit, complemented by potential cost savings for participants. Medline will fully support the team in developing the platform and rolling it out to our different sites in Europe. Well done!
Medline is happy to announce the launch of the Restore 10 Day Hand Care Challenge! Nurses are invited to fill in a survey (http://bit.ly/2f6JEUA). Once eligibility is confirmed, we offer them the opportunity to test our Restore Nitrile Exam Gloves for a period of 10 days. Restore gloves have a colloidal oatmeal layer that help soothe caregivers’ hands and prevent dry and irritated skin.
At the end of 10 days and filling out the feedback survey, participants will be entered into our drawing for a chance to win a surprise gift related to hand health.