Environmental sustainability from Henry Schein
Henry Schein Ireland and Henry Schein UK have recently obtained ISO 14001 certification, an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). The certification also includes Optident, a Henry Schein company. The requirements are determined by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), which helps organisations to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of pollution and waste.
To achieve ISO certification, a series of audits were conducted for Henry Schein’s integrated management system. The audits confirmed that the company is meeting the compliance obligations for ISO 14001, and is operating in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Additionally, the company states that it has implemented the required processes to ensure that it is effectively managing its environmental aspects and risks, and is taking steps to reduce its impact. The standard also requires that the company continues to monitor and set objectives to continue to reduce its impact on the environment.
Vicki Snow, Regulatory & Quality Director, Henry Schein UK, Ireland, South Africa, and the Nordics, said the company believes in protecting the well-being of people and the health of our planet: “We are dedicated to acting in a socially responsible manner to positively address environmental concerns, and the ISO 14001 certification reinforces our commitment to be a driving force for sustainability in our operations and the supply chain”.