Sustainability/Net Zero

It is becoming increasingly apparent that our current ‘throw away’ culture is creating major global environmental issues. We need to change our behaviours in various aspects of our lives, and this is particularly the case with healthcare delivery which accounts for over 4% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The NHS, like many other healthcare delivery organisations across the world, is now taking active steps to address this, both in regard to its own operation and that of its supply chain.

Companies will not be able to ‘look the other way’ and hope that this is a passing fad – major changes will need to be made to product design, materials usage, waste, and in some instances, fundamental business models. Sustainability will need to become an integral part of your business strategy.

Useful Links

Event: NHS Net Zero / Sustainability – online

Medilink UK is hosting a webinar on 19th October, 2023 at 2pm, at which member companies have kindly agreed to share their experiences gained while navigating their net zero voyage. The event is free to members and will provide helpful and practical insights, and will offer opportunities for you to ask questions relevant to your own net zero journey. For more details and to register, click here.

Webinar Recording

Case Studies

Some of our members have kindly shared their thoughts and experiences of sustainability/carbon reduction. Reference is made to ‘The Circular Economy’, a term that medical device manufacturers will need to become familiar with, and take active steps towards, in order to meet the evolving needs of global healthcare delivery organisations.