Environmental sustainability

Good for you. Good For the environment.


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Cardinal Health Surgical Gloves – a leader in environmental sustainability.

Like you, Cardinal Health is constantly evolving its leadership role in environmental sustainability.  With a strong environmental compliance record and award winning facilities, Cardinal Health sustainability initiatives focus on pollution prevention, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and designing products, packaging and services to be environmentally friendly.

 

Sustainable packaging

Cardinal Health is proud to be the only company to sell all of its surgical gloves in sustainable, half-fold packaging.  Half-fold packaging provides customers with a standardized dispenser box height across the entire portfolio, while reducing waste and maximizing storage space.

Waste reduction:  require less packaging materials – allowing customers to meet their sustainability goals.

  • Dispenser boxes use at least 15 percent1 less cardboard than similar, competitive products
  • Individual pouches are at least 48 percent2 smaller than competitive products

 

Storage space maximization:  takes up less space, fits in existing storage bins and on shelving with the option for stacking – allowing customers to optimize their storage space.

  • Dispenser boxes are at least 30 percent3 smaller than similar, competitive products

In addition, 95 percent of our surgical glove inner wallets, or wrap material, are made from recyclable and renewable paper sources – machine glazed paper and crepe paper.4

Manufacturing

At the plant level, Cardinal Health has many initiatives underway to address and improve non-hazardous waste recycling, heat recovery and water recycling. Our energy conservation efforts have been recognized by external third-parties:

  • Two Energy Awards by King Mongkut University of Technology, sponsored by the Department of Alternative Energy and Efficiency in Thailand
  • Green Industry Award – Level II certification for Sustainability by the Ministry of Industry in Thailand

 

1 Square inches, as compared to other surgical glove companies’ best selling, comparable 50 count dispenser boxes or two 25 count boxes combined.
2 Square inches, as compared to other surgical glove companies’ similar surgical glove individual pouches.
3 Cubic inches, as compared to other surgical glove companies’ best selling, comparable 50 count dispenser boxes or two 25 count boxes combined.
4 Data on file.