In 2020, one of our many supply chain teams wanted to better understand the environmental impact of transporting our lifesaving products around the world. While the initial aim was to develop a detailed assessment of emissions, the team didn’t stop there.
Following the initial evaluation, our team reached out to carriers to discuss potential approaches for reducing, mitigating, or offsetting emissions. Through close collaboration with our second-largest carrier, UPS, our team found a way to offset a large portion of our transit-related carbon emissions across that part of the business. With a “we can do more” mindset, we continue looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions through sustainable business practices, route efficiencies, modal improvements, and offsetting programs.