Baxa Environmental Program Nets Significant Results
April 21, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsEnglewood, Colo. – Baxa Corporation is committed to manufacturing operations that minimize the opportunity for environmental harm and support sustainable resources. As a healthcare products provider, Baxa strives to choose the most efficient materials for our products – those that have the greatest potential for patient safety and clinical efficacy and the least potential for adverse environmental impact. More recently, the company has adopted a number of ‘green’ initiatives for further reducing our environmental impact and supporting our goals for environmental stewardship.
For 2007, according to data provided by Waste Management the company’s waste and recycling hauler, Baxa recycling efforts resulted in the following environmental savings:
* 288 cu yd of landfill airspace saved
* 1,399 mature trees saved
* 38,110 gallons of oil saved
* 1,975 gallons of gasoline saved
* 576,170 gallons of water saved
* 337,471 kw-hr of electricity saved
“In addition to our corporate-level programs, each year, Baxa promotes Earth Day through fun associate activities,” notes Steve vanEngen, Senior VP of Operations. “This year the company plans to make a longer-term impact by providing a reusable grocery bag to each associate.” VanEngen continues, “We’ll also be making our results more visible by posting the company’s 2007 recycling statistics, so that both associates and visitors can see the positive impact our company is making through recycling.”
In addition to the more traditional green programs of recycling and waste management, the Baxa manufacturing plant features state-of-the-art efficiency in lighting, air handling and process control. Its manufacturing processes do not consume water and the company recycles all supplies, such as paper, cardboard and plastic, that can be reused and/or recycled. Materials used in producing and packaging Baxa disposable products are chosen for the least impact on the environment when they are burned or disposed. Continuous improvement programs ensure that all processes are continually examined and updated to ensure elimination of unnecessary activities, reducing energy consumption, optimizing product packaging to reduce cost and waste, and addressing regulatory requirements.
Baxa Corporation strives to address environmental impact in all of its operations – whether they are manufacturing or office activities. The company operates under full compliance with the WEEE (European Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment) Directive and promotes environmental stewardship in both global and local venues.
About Baxa Corporation
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for medication handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of medications. Key products include the PadLock® Set Saver, Rapid-Fill™ Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med® Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse® Syringe Infusers, Repeater™ Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix™ and MicroMacro™ Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com.
Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation http://www.baxa.com - 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157