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The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence Conducts a Study of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medline Polypropylene Products

Submitted by: Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE)

Categories: Sustainability, Green Products & Services

Posted: Feb 17, 2011 – 12:00 AM EST


MUNDELEIN, Ill., Feb. 17 /CSRwire/ - Medline Industries, Inc., as part of its renewed commitment to leadership in green healthcare, worked with the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) to complete a baseline Carbon Footprint study of its Polypropylene (PP) product line.

The scope of the project involved measuring the greenhouse gases emitted during the sourcing of raw materials and transportation, and included the manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of the final product. The study took into account all three scopes of operations, as recognized by the WRI GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and PAS 2050 Standard. To support Medline's initiative to mitigating its impact on the atmosphere, CSE provided feedback on the PP's great impact categories. Medline is committed to mitigating its environmental impacts, while focusing on climate change and will use the results of the study to improve the impact of current and future operations.

CSE's long standing global experience in Carbon Footprint Strategy and GHG Emission reduction programs helped to address Medline's product line under correct frameworks. CSE holds the expertise recognized as international best practice for conducting an LCA which includes the GHG protocol, PAS 2050; and ISO standards.

Medline, based in Mundelein, Illinois, is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in the country and provides products and services to the entire continuum of care, including hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, commercial laundries, home care dealers, home care agencies, physician offices and other alternate care sites. In this position Medline has the potential to significantly affect healthcare supply chains, around the globe.

CSE's commitment to make a substantial contribution through Sustainability has shown that the business community is increasingly aspiring to find new ways of doing business through innovative strategies that enables them to maintain their existing competitive advantage or even become inspirational leaders in their sector. CSE provides advanced services to achieve Stakeholder Value including practical tools for designing innovative Sustainability Strategies and Reporting, verifying Carbon Footprint, conducting Life Cycle Analyses and applying global recognized frameworks for measuring Sustainability.

In the last 5 years, the company has helped Fortune 1000 companies and countless organizations worldwide in health, retail, transport, food and chemicals to reduce measure, verify, and offset their Carbon emissions. CSE has also developed 4 innovative tools that are enabling the public and private firms across t to address the Triple Bottom Line and achieve a Return on Sustainability (RoS). CSE leadership has recently been distinguished as one of 2010's Top 100 Thought Leaders of Trustworthy Business Behavior.

About CSE

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) is a global Sustainability advisory and training organization with offices in Chicago, Athens and Brussels. As a leading training provider, the company has coached over 5000 professionals across 25 countries on Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change. CSE has also certified over 200 professionals as Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners across 5 continents and 21 countries. Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training Workshops are held annually across US cities with Chicago hosting the first workshop of 2011, later to be followed by New York, San Francisco and Atlanta.

To learn how you can "Walk the Talk" by practically implementing Sustainability & Carbon Footprint strategies and programs within your organization contact a CSE at + 773 867 8647 or join the next RoS Roundtable for the latest tips on how to achieve Return on Sustainability! More information available from marketing@cse-net.org and www.cse-northamerica.org.

For more information, please contact:

Nikos Avlonas Founder & President of CSE


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