Safe First Aid for People and Planet

A transition from a linear to a circular material flow is crucial for addressing the global challenges within sustainability. This is what Orkla Wound Care have in focus when setting our plans for sustainability until 2024.

Orkla Wound Care’s overall ambition for sustainability

Cederroth First Aid is a part of Orkla Wound Care, and we have a leading position in many markets both in the First Aid segment and in consumer wound care. As a category captain our customers and consumers expect us to work on lowering the environmental impact of our products and the entire value chain.

We will integrate sustainability into our existing products and do a continous sustainability upgrade, rather than developing a separate sustainable product range. Materials must be exchanged for more environmentally friendly options, the greenhouse gas emissions during production and transport must be reduced and the recycling of used products must be facilitated.

The Orkla Wound Care Sustainability plan is built on Orkla’s Sustainability strategy which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Recycled plastic from old refrigerators

We at Cederroth are working hard to continue to improve our products, maintain the high quality we are known for and always strive to lower our impact on the climate and bring you more sustainable products. Part of our sustainability work has been to develop more climate-smart products and packaging. In January 2022, we are launching our updated stations and dispensers where the green colored plastic has been changed to more than 85% recycled plastic with origin from refrigerators and similar electronic equipment. 100 tonnes plastic per year is exchanged, which equals the weight of about 100 cars!

In a next step we will also exchange the plastic in the transparent station lids to more sustainable material.

Why do we use recycled plastic?

Using recycled plastic has many advantages. Recycled plastic takes 90% less CO2 emissions to produce than virgin plastic. By using recycled plastic in production, we will decrease the CO2eq emission by 300 tonnes each year, compared to the use of virgin plastic. 300 tonnes CO2eq corresponds to e.g. 300 round-trips flights Stockholm – Geneva, or 120 fewer cars in the traffic during a year.

Packaging

We continuously work with reducing the amount of packaging material, for example by making plaster boxes smaller. We use recycled materials in paper boxes and well cartons. The total amount of Cederroth First Aid packaging material is made of more than 50% recycled materials.

First Aid Station / First Aid & Burn Station

  •  Waste reducing: Product is reusable/refillable, and a refilling system is available.
  •  Sustainable materials: Product contains >70% post-consumer recycled plastic (>85% in green coloured parts).
  •  Sustainable Packaging: Packaging consists of an outer box of corrugated board plus shrink wrap and bubble plastic of LDPE which are both 100% recyclable materials. Corrugated board packaging contains 82% (90% of paper fibres) post-consumer recycled FSC certified paper. Packaging is >90% of paper-based material, which is biobased and renewable.

Cederroth First Aid Station

Eye Wash Station

  • Waste reducing: Product is reusable/refillable, and a refilling system is available.
  • Sustainable materials: Product contains 60% post-consumer recycled plastic (>70% in green coloured parts)
  • Sustainable Packaging: Packaging consists of an outer box of corrugated board plus shrink wrap and bubble plastic of LDPE which are both 100% recyclable materials. Corrugated board packaging contains 82% (90% of paper fibres) post-consumer recycled FSC certified paper. Packaging is >90% of paper-based material, which is biobased and renewable.

Cederroth Eye Wash Station

Wound Care Dispenser

  • Waste reducing: Product is reusable/refillable, and a refilling system is available.
  • Sustainable materials: Product contains >60% post-consumer recycled plastic (>85% in green coloured parts)
  • Sustainable Packaging: Packaging consists of an outer box of corrugated board and shrink wrap plastic of LDPE which are both 100% recyclable materials. Corrugated board packaging contains 34% of post-consumer recycled FSC certified paper. Packaging is >90% of paper-based material, which is biobased and renewable.

Cederroth Wound Care Dispenser

Plaster Dispenser / Plaster Dispenser Blue

  • Waste reducing: Product is reusable / refillable, and a refilling system is available.
  • Sustainable materials: Product contains 65% post-consumer recycled plastic (>85% in green coloured parts).
  • Sustainable Packaging: Packaging consists of an outer box of corrugated board material and an inner packaging of PET, which are both 100% recyclable materials. The corrugated board packaging contains 54% post-consumer recycled FSC certified fibres. The recycled content is planned to increase further during 2022. The inner packaging contains virgin PET, but the material will be changed to corrugated board of >70% recycled FSC certified fibres during 2022. During 2022 the full packaging will be made of paper-based material, which is biobased and renewable.

Cederroth Plaster Dispenser

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