Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Health and wellness of our employees, our communities, and our environment

Every day, we partner with our customers to manufacture life-saving and life-enhancing medical devices and technologies for patients around the world. But our passion for improving quality of life doesn’t end in the clinical setting. We are equally committed to the health and wellness of our employees, our communities, and our environment.

Sustainability Mission Statement

Vention is committed to improving the lives of our employees and others through better health and well-being; through improving our work and life environments; and through investing in programs that will help our customers–and their customers–deliver cost-effective, environmentally responsible products. As part of our Sustainability initiative, we place a high standard on the partners we work with to ensure that they share our commitment to improving the world.

Sustainability In Vention

Our Sustainability Council leads the Sustainability In Vention initiative. The Council actively drives our company’s vision and goals in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability at our facilities around the world, and with the suppliers we partner with. We have implemented a Supplier Code of Conduct that outlines our CSR and fair business practice expectations for the suppliers we work with. This ensures that they are committed to the same sustainability initiatives that drive our company forward.

Since 2013, we have participated in the EcoVadis and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) surveys. These surveys allow us to share our CSR and Sustainability progress and commitments with our customers.

Vention focuses on our global presence and seeks active participation from all of our locations. Our focus is on employee wellness, community involvement and environmental initiatives.

Employees can take advantage of exercise programs, health challenges, wellness education

Employee Wellness

We sponsor an annual Wellness Week designed to increase awareness around wellness best practices and to create and develop a culture of wellness at all of our sites worldwide. We encourage employees to participate in exercise programs and activities throughout the year to promote a healthy and positive lifestyle.

During Wellness Week, employees participate in a variety of activities that challenge themselves including athletic training sessions, financial wellness training, and nutritional information sharing. At all facilities across Vention, we focus on promoting the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness of our employees.

Employees participating in habitat for humanity and project C.U.R.E.

Community Involvement

At Vention, corporate social responsibility is more than a buzzword. It’s what we do to help build strong, vital communities. By investing our resources at both the local and global level, we are making a positive and lasting impact on issues associated with hunger, homelessness, and education.

We celebrate Vention Spirit Week, which takes place in January and designates a specific event each day that builds teamwork and focuses on community, including a day dedicated to helping a charitable organization. Activities include: donating to local food drives, clothing drives, and animal shelters, and we have also donated supplies to elementary school children.

Additionally, our sites make a commitment to coordinate at least one other program throughout the year that helps enhance the lives in our local communities.

Recycling, waste reduction, and energy reduction accomplishments

Environmental Initiatives

Our commitment to social responsibility includes global initiatives focused on decreasing our environmental impact. Our Sustainability Council has established baselines for current energy use and recycling levels at all of our sites and has established a goal to reduce our energy consumption by 3% year over year, which will result in an emission reduction of 886 metric tons of CO2. This 3% improvement for Vention would be comparable to about 297 tons of waste being diverted from the landfill or 678 acres of US forests being planted; this magnitude of potential for positively influencing our planet is what motivates us.

Some of our recent recycling, waste reduction, and energy reduction accomplishments include:

  • Our Puerto Rico manufacturing facility completed the lean six sigma (DMAIC) and energy kaizen event development and achieved a 30% CO2 reduction in 3 years. We’ve also installed water systems in one of the buildings to greatly reduce the amount of water used by the molding equipment.
  • Our Grand Rapids, Michigan facility’s scrap metal gets taken by a local recycler.
  • Our Costa Rica facility currently has all LED lighting in one of the manufacturing buildings and continues to look into having LED lights across the entire campus.

Making an Impact

With these concerted actions across our facilities, we are able to make an impact on various communities around the world. We are always looking at ways to further our role as a steward in our communities and to drive corporate social responsibility and sustainability best practices within our organization.