2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Review - 11
PILLAR 2: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
We believe that an important part of "helping health happen" is protecting the health
of our environment. We embrace environmental stewardship and continually seek
ways to reduce energy use, minimize waste, and offer our customers environmentally
Combating Climate Change
Henry Schein recognizes the importance of climate change as a global issue and
has long believed that protecting the health of our environment is a critical
component of "helping health happen."
Energy-control programs at our world headquarters, distribution centers, and
Henry Schein Dental Sales and Service Centers are enabling us to conserve energy
and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The two buildings that comprise our world
headquarters in Melville, New York, have achieved LEED® Silver Certification.
Automatic lighting in two-thirds of our U.S. distribution centers and more than half
of our European distribution centers enables us to reduce our electric demand.
Although our water consumption is minimal, since we are not a manufacturer, we
still strive to conserve water through the use of automatic faucets in all of our
core U.S. distribution centers.
While Henry Schein relies on third-party carriers for a large portion of its transportation
needs, we are tracking the carbon footprint of the fleet used by our service technicians.
Since 2008, emissions-per-vehicle for our fleet has decreased by 11.3%.
KwH per Carton shipped
2.7 million kilowatt hours
over base year 2007.
Managing Our Energy and Water Consumption
KwH per carton shipped has been
reduced by 40% since 2007
Reduced electric demand in U.S.
distribution centers by
Henry Schein Dental Sales
and Service Centers have
11.3% decline in
CO2 (metric tons)