Although having an aim to reduce our carbon footprint is great – putting practical solutions into place to ensure that we are actually achieving this is vital.
Simply put – actions speak louder than words.
We have worked hard already to ensure that we reduce our carbon footprint at our head office in Basildon. Some of the changes we have made are very simple such as reduced packaging across many of our ranges, maximising recycling opportunities, reductions in the amount of printed materials that we produce, adapting the printing materials used, changing/reducing the number of inks used, changing all of our lighting to LED bulbs – providing us with an energy efficient & long lasting lighting solution that also reduces the amount of waste produced.
We run a cycle to work scheme which brings health benefits to our colleagues, helps save money on daily commuting costs and offers a pollution-free mode of transport. The majority of our fleet of company vehicles are hybrid which ensures that not only do they use less fuel but also produce less Co2 emissions. Progress towards low-emissions transport is vital if we are to make meaningful progress on tackling climate change.
The warehouse, purchasing and operations teams have created and implemented detailed and complex logistics schedules to ensure that we can utilise sea freight deliveries wherever possible rather than air freight and combined road freight deliveries as this provides the most carbon efficient way to transfer our goods.
We are continually searching for opportunities to reduce waste for our products and their packaging and we pride ourselves on being a reputable company that recognises our responsibilities towards the environment.
We have improved our Callisto Compact Preloaded single use handles; reducing the number of components required in the manufacturing process whilst not compromising on the integrity or quality of the handle. We have also significantly reduced the respective packaging on our Callisto single use laryngoscope blades and continue to review, improve and reduce unnecessary use of packaging wherever possible.
Even more actions that speak louder than words…
Following the improvements to the Callisto Compact Preloaded single use laryngoscope handles, we are very pleased to advise you that we have recently completed the improvements to the Callisto Adult Preloaded Handle too.
The improvements have enabled us to reduce the number of components required in the manufacturing process, whilst not compromising on the integrity, safety and performance of the handle. The reduction in plastic in the handle alone equates to approximately 7.4% and the changes have also enabled us to significantly reduce the use of further unnecessary packaging, plus the handles are recyclable too (excl. batteries). The improved handle is less obstructive as it is shorter providing a more comfortable grip for even better control.