Reducing Our environmental impact
 

We each have a role to play in lightening our impact on the planet. From proper disposal of solid and medical waste to water and energy conservation, at Fresenius Medical Care North America, we are committed to limiting climate change and supporting environmentally sustainable solutions. Successes include solar panel installments, projects to recycle relevant materials, and zero-waste-to-landfill initiatives. As part of a global company, many regions contribute to our collective impact.

 

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126 net tons

of plastics and metal diverted from landfills and recycled from retired dialysis machines.

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1,162 tons

of plastics recycled and kept out of landfills annually through our Reusable Sharps Container Program.

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141.3K+

blue drums reused, preventing more than 1,500 tons of plastic from going into landfills.

CLIMATE NEUTRALITY BY 2040

Fresenius Medical Care’s Global Environmental Policy summarizes the company’s approach to the environment across our worldwide operations. In the policy, Fresenius Medical Care commits to business practices that promote environmental protection and minimize any adverse impact of the business on the planet.

As an example of the global environmental efforts, Fresenius Medical Care recently established climate targets — committing to become climate neutral by 2040. To reduce the company’s impact on the climate, they have established a plan for the years ahead, and by 2030 Fresenius Medical Care aims to reduce  direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by half as compared to reported emission levels in 2020. 

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Ways We Are Reducing Our Environmental Impact

water
 

2008 DIALYSIS MACHINES AND AQUABPLUS™ WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

ENERGY
 

POWERING OUR BUSINESS RESPONSIBLY

THE SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY OF 2008T BLUESTARTM DIALYSIS MACHINES

Building Energy Management System

SWITCHING TO SUSTAINABLE LIGHTS

WASTE
 

Recycling dialysis machine components

Recycling sharps containers

using paper cups

REUSABLE MIRCERA SHIPPERS

RECYCLING BLUE DRUMS

RECYCLING CARDBOARD AND PLASTIC

MORE WAYS WE’RE REDUCING OUR WASTE

 

  • Recycling Printer Cartridges — Through Lexmark’s reuse and recycle program for used toners and ink cartridges, we reduce e-waste and support the reuse of cartridges. Even if cartridges are reused one time, it can cut plastic waste by 50 percent, and with millions of cartridges ending up in landfills each year, that simple change makes a tremendous impact. In 2021, we diverted 3361 pounds from landfills, which is equivalent to 774 pounds of CO2.
  • Recycling Fluorescent Lights and Batteries — Through Grainger, employees can order prepaid recycling and disposal kits that come with the necessary items to help centers recycle fluorescent lights and standard batteries.

1. This only reflects three quarters for 2021. Q4 reporting is not available.

All sustainability data is from Fresenius Medical Care North America for 2021 unless otherwise noted.
 

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