$38.9M worth of financial and product support worldwide in 2016

$38.9M worth of financial and product support worldwide in 2016

One smile
at a time
Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities. As a partner since 1999, we have provided product donations and financial contributions because we share the belief that every child deserves access to safe, effective and timely surgical care and a future filled with hope. But the partnership goes well beyond donations.

Our partnership has done incredible things to advance healthcare through medical education. The educational programming we support has directly influenced the development of compassionate, skilled plastic surgeons throughout the world through medical mission experience. Additionally, the Surgeons Training Program is locally focused and provides comprehensive training of new plastic surgeons through one-on-one mentorship. This program will provide several hands-on training opportunities and, as a result, foster the creation of new cleft surgeons in resource-poor countries and increase the overall surgical capacities of countries around the world.

Additionally, we sponsor groups of employees as non-medical mission volunteers who provide day-to-day support for families during this critical time. For the most recent trip in January 2017, eight employees traveled to Panskura, India. In support of this mission, we conducted a fundraiser, through which the company matched employee donations dollar for dollar. The campaign raised funding for almost 300 surgeries.

to green
We are in the business of care, so we consider the health of the world around us as vital as the health of the people who live in it.

pounds of medical waste eliminated from landfills

We are committed to operating in a responsible manner that will deliver lasting social, environmental and economic value across our operations, products and services. Here is a sample of our environmental initiatives:

Recycling: We recycle paper products, cardboard, packaging and metals, and we load delivery vehicles in a manner that helps eliminate the need for packaging and optimizes transportation routes to save fuel.

Waste reductions: Our Sustainability Solutions’ United States hospital and health system customers saved more than $299 million in 2016 and eliminated 12.9 million pounds of medical waste from landfills.

Energy reductions: In our Newbury, U.K., location, we use rainwater for flushing toilets, energy efficient lighting and heating, solar panels and sensored lighting in all areas.

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#20 in 2017 out of 50 companies

#20 in 2017 out of 50 companies