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Our efforts towards sustainability and reducing emissions

ISOL8 Healthcare recognises the importance of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants. In order to achieve this we are working together with the NHS and other organisations to become Net-zero by 2045 and minimise the impact of our operations on the climate.

Understanding our emissions

We have conducted a comprehensive study to understand and calculate the emissions generated throughout our supply chain across our entire product range. We did this by tracing the life-cycle of our products, starting from the manufacturing of raw materials, assembly transportation to Europe and finally, delivery to the customer. Understanding our emissions has allowed us to identify which stages in the supply chain produce the most emissions and helped us to develop strategies with the greatest potential to reduce our carbon output. The results are published in a paper following the link below.

Study on carbon emissions and results

Fig 1. Overview of ISOL8 Supply chain

Steps we are taking to reduce our emissions ​

Based on insights from the study, we have established the following goals. Each goal explains how it impacts a specific stage in the supply chain and is frequently updated and published in our Carbon Reduction Plan. Additionally, our Carbon Neutrality Plan shows a quick overview of which stages in our supply chain have the highest emissions and what we are doing to reduce and offset these emissions.

We expect this will reduce our emissions generated by both materials to respectively 80% and 38%.

Currently, most of the in-land container deliveries to our UK warehouse go by freight truck in the UK, which accounts for a significant part of the emissions released by transport. We will conduct a feasibility study to see to what extent delivery by rail is possible.

This index requires the factory to use harmless raw materials where possible, use low-carbon energy and it stipulates requirements for clean production and recycling of waste. In the next two years, the factory aims to improve insulation, switch to LED lightning, and install solar panels, leading to a reduction of 26% in electricity use and 20% in gas, resulting in an estimated reduction of 8% in GhG emissions

Our projection is that 50% of the shipments can go via Teesport by June 2024 which will result in a decrease of 23% in total carbon impact.

SUSTAINABILITY

How solar panels made our mask
manufacturing more sustainable

Our ISOL/8 FLUIDSAFE Surgical Masks are predominantly manufactured on an automated assembly line equipped with advanced robotics and machinery.

Despite the high energy efficiency of our machinery, the substantial volume of production necessitates considerable electricity consumption annually.

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