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Medicom commits to planting trees as part of its CSR efforts

October 7, 2021
By Canadian Manufacturing

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Medicom invests in sustainability initiatives that help reduce its carbon footprint, including waste management projects and the development of innovative products and processes that minimize environmental impact. (CNW Group/AMD Medicom Inc.)

MONTREAL — Quebec-based AMD Medicom Inc., a manufacturer of medical grade procedure and respiratory masks, announces the planting of an additional 30,000 trees in British Columbia’s Yunesit’in Fire Guard Rehabilitation site in a second collaboration with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization dedicated to global reforestation. Earlier this year, the company planted 10,000 trees in New Brunswick’s Chignetco Isthmus as part of a voluntary environmental offset program for the mask boxes used at their Montreal manufacturing facility.

“We know that while our single-use personal protective equipment plays an essential role in keeping front line healthcare workers safe, their use is not without consequence for the environment. That’s why we are determined to be part of the solution by supporting organizations such as One Tree Planted in reforestation and other environmental offset efforts,” explained John Tourlas, President of Medicom North America.

In conjunction with these environmental offset efforts, Medicom has announced the introduction of a formalized global Corporate Social Responsibility policy, part of a sustainability effort for the Canadian multi-national.

“From the time Medicom was founded, we have conducted business leveraging many of these principles and we believe the time has come to formalize them into a Group policy, which is driven by our collective purpose,” states Guillaume Laverdure, Medicom Group COO. “We take great pride in the protection we offer to healthcare professionals and other experts around the world. Today, we continue that focus by affirming our commitment to having a positive impact in the world through the establishment of our Global Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.”

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