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Achieving for the environment in Costa Rica

Our new facility in Costa Rica has been awarded a LEED Silver certification

The facility was opened in October 2016 by the President of Costa Rica. As a demonstration of our commitment to the local environment, one native tree was given to each attendee, totalling more than 200 new trees to be planted in commemoration of the event.

Costa Rica plant opening tree planting

Beach clean up

Each year, employees from Smith & Nephew Costa Rica actively participate in the GreenCare Programme to preserve our planet.

Over 50 volunteers cleared Hermosa Beach in Puntarenas of 167 kilogrammes of waste, facilitating the turtle nesting season and preserving our oceans.

Costa Rica team clean up Hermosa beach

Blue Flag Award

For the second consecutive year, our colleagues in Costa Rica won the environmental agency's Ecological Blue Flag Award

This required progress against several environmental parameters such as water, electricity and fossil fuel reduction, the proper management of waste, an inventory of air pollutants and the delivery of environmental education and training. 

Costa Rica employees holding blue flag

Sustainability report 2017

Sustainability is better business.