Dentsply Sirona is committed to driving sustainability internally and enabling the industry to advance with confidence towards a more sustainable future. Three years ago, the company launched its sustainability strategy “BEYOND: Taking action for a brighter world” to positively contribute to environmental, social, and governance goals.
Dentsply Sirona published its third sustainability report in September, highlighting that the Company has continued to successfully take action to drive sustainability internally as well as within the dental industry. The 2022 sustainability report was launched at Dentsply Sirona World Las Vegas, the Company’s annual flagship clinical education event for the dental industry.
“I’m pleased that in 2022 we once again demonstrated our commitment to sustainability and made solid progress against all our goals, be they environmental, social, or governance related. In fact, we are now in the process of setting our next set of goals to supersede the 2025 goals we have met ahead of time – reducing our Scope 1 and 2 Green House Gas emission intensity and water withdrawal intensity by 15%,” said Erania Brackett, Dentsply Sirona’s Senior Vice President, Orthodontic Aligner Solutions & Customer Experience, and Head of Sustainability. “For me, a special highlight of the past year has been the launch of our Sustainability Educational Curriculum. It is our response to the need for more knowledge expressed by a large number of dentists in our global sustainability study. The curriculum is available online on DS Academy and aims to help empower dental professionals around the world with the knowledge they need to drive sustainability within their practices and labs.”
Dentsply Sirona’s sustainability strategy is built on three pillars of action:
- “Healthy Planet” – striving to mitigate the environmental impact of the Company’s operations.
- “Healthy Smiles” – improving oral health globally; supporting customers; and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive Company culture.
- “Healthy Business” – maintaining and building trusted and responsible relationships with all stakeholders by establishing sustainable and safe practices across the business.
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