One planet. One future. We believe that what’s good for business should also be good for the Earth. Our commitment to be a good global corporate citizen is shown through our sustainability initiatives and innovations.
The development of our EcoTek Biodegradability Technology highlights our focus on sustainability. SW gloves with EcoTek technology biodegrade 92.6% in 2.5 years. We currently offer several single-use gloves with this technology and plan for all nitrile gloves to be biodegradable by 2020.
We are proactive in reducing our environmental impact at every stage of the product life cycle, from manufacturing to disposal.
We make every effort to reduce the consumption of natural resources, support zero-waste emission efforts, and recycle end-of-life products and packaging materials. All outer packaging is made of 90% recycled paper and inner packaging is made from 70% recycled paper.
Setting goals and objectives is key to success. We constantly monitor our sustainability initiatives to keep us on track and further lessen our environmental footprint.
At every opportunity we reduce the use of volatile organic compounds deemed risky to the environment. Preventing chemical pollution and minimizing the amount of chemicals in our products is a top priority.
We only source materials from suppliers that share our environmental standards. Comprehensive assessments are preformed to evaluate the use of controlled substances and implementation of Green initiatives at all our facilities.