Our Green Journey

Our Green Journey

As a leader in the dental industry, we understand the nature of our business, our role in supply chain and the effect our products can have on the environment. Across Henry Schein New Zealand we are committed to streamlining our supply chain and embedding sustainability into our ways of working. By collaborating with our customers and partners through Practice Green we will positively impact the future of our planet.

In New Zealand, we have been impacted by Climate Change and its effect on our environment. The last 40 years has seen the Southern Alps lose one third of its’ ice volume due to climate change. Additionally in the last 5 years we have seen some of the hottest years on record causing concern for rising sea levels and threat to our coastlines and beaches which we are renowned for.

Our aspiration is to be net zero by 2050

The initiatives below highlight commitment towards this goal

New distribution centre with improved energy efficiencies from moving from two buildings to one.

Achieved our Toitu enviromark® bronze certification.

65% of all waste diverted from landfill and recycled.

Courier partner commitments
(35% reduction in emissions by 2030).

Customer statements now sent digitally.

Hybrid fleet vehicles added to our range.

Through Practice Green we will be reviewing all aspects of our business and our partners to ensure that we are collaborating on sustainability and making considerable steps to meet our objectives.

More Information

For more information on Henry Schein’s global Environmental Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, please see our Corporate Citizenship website or check the ESG - At a Glance document.

Disclaimer: the products provided in the Practice Green portfolio has been carefully selected by Henry Schein as ‘green’ based on the marketing information provided by the supplier partner for the product that it is either reusable, contains recycled materials, can be recycled or are biodegradable, or are from a sustainable source.