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Zimmer, Inc.

Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Zimmer is committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of our employees, our customers, and our community.

Globally we strive to continuously improve the EHS impacts associated with our facilities, activities, services, and products throughout their lifecycle.

We maintain management systems that support the integration of EHS into our business processes and ensure compliance.

Each manufacturing location collects and evaluates its EHS metrics; corporate audits ensure adherence of facility operations to the EHSMS.

The EHS Codes of Practice set forth Zimmer EHS requirements for our business functions and facilities worldwide and put into operation the Company EHS Policy.
Codes of Practice

Management at all levels takes actions to ensure that employees understand the meaning and importance of this Policy and subsequently incorporate it into their work activities.

Environmental Sustainability

Zimmer’s commitment to environmental stewardship drives us to continuously identify and act on opportunities to improve our environmental impact.

Zimmer Environmental Sustainability supports our business mission by delivering value to healthcare providers, their patients, and stockholders, while embracing our social responsibilities. This mission commits us to environmental stewardship and drives us to continuously identify and act on opportunities for environmental performance improvement.

Zimmer’s Environmental Sustainability Pillars

  • Governance We operate pursuant to an environmental, health, and safety management system to continuously improve and measure our environmental performance.
  • Responsible energy management aligned with ISO 50001. We are committed to making energy utilization and purchasing decisions which fully consider efficiency, cost, and responsible energy stewardship.
  • Employee and stakeholder communication of impact performance and environmental protection strategies to inform and engage participation.
  • Responsible use of resources to ensure the efficient use of energy and materials, the sustainable use of renewable resources, the minimization of adverse environmental impacts, and the safe and responsible disposal of residual wastes.
  • Product Life Cycle analyses are completed for Zimmer products to proactively address EHS issues and concerns throughout the products’ lifecycle.

If you would like additional information regarding Zimmer’s EHS program, please contact Zimmer.