Siemens Completes Malvern Campus Clean Up and Recycling Drive
Healthcare campus makes sizeable impact on environment with clean-up events leading up to Earth Day 2012
Leading up to Earth Day 2012, Siemens Healthcare undertook a Malvern Campus Revitalization Project by hosting a series of clean up and recycling drives. To keep with Siemens leaner and cleaner working environment, these clean-up days allowed employees to de-clutter and dispose of unneeded office materials. Siemens collected and sorted over 41 tons or 84,000 pounds of materials; with over 87 percent (more than 33.2 tons) of the collected material being reused or recycled.
“There was a tremendous response from our employees to this Earth Day initiative and we’re very pleased with the amount of recyclables that were collected.” James McQuillan, member of the Siemens GREEN team, an employee-led organization championing environmental protection initiatives in the workplace. “Without the help of the 90 employee volunteers, this would not have been possible.”
The breakout of materials is as follows: Final Totals of Materials
Siemens plans to provide more opportunities like this in the future to help employees keep their environment ‘green’. Siemens Healthcare is adopting newer technologies that will allow employees to reduce paper usage.
Launched recently, Siemens Agenda 2013 program is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.