Medline Recognized for Contributions to Environmentally Responsible Care

Practice Greenhealth has awarded Medline Industries, Inc. the 2012 Practice Greenhealth Champion for Change Award for outstanding contributions to environmentally responsible healthcare.

We are delighted to receive this award for the second consecutive year, says Francesca Olivier, corporate sustainability manager. Medline understands the effect our environment has on human health, and through our greensmart® program, we are committed to being an industry leader that provides products that are eco-friendly and cost effective while conserving valuable resources.

Practice Greenhealth's Champion for Change Award recognizes businesses and organizations that demonstrate successful accomplishments in 'greening' their own organization, as well as helping their healthcare customers improve their environmental performance. Medline was honored by Practice Greenhealth at the Environmental Excellence Awards held last week in Boston in conjunction with CleanMed, a global conference on environmentally sustainable healthcare. Medline is a member of Practice Greenhealth and has an active role in its Greening the OR initiative.

 This award establishes Medlines leadership in prioritizing environmental performance and demonstrates Medlines commitment to a higher standard of excellence in sustainability, says Laura Wenger, RN, executive director of Practice Greenhealth. Medline is truly committed to their customers and community to protect human health and the environment.