10 medical device sustainability terms
With climate concerns now impacting every industry, it is the responsibility of all medical device manufacturers to do their part in understanding and reducing their environmental impact. For this to be done effectively, it is important for everyone to have a common understanding of medical device sustainability.
Sustainability in medical devices is challenging and understanding the new vocabulary in this area, as well as how it can be applied for medical device development, is key.
The following is a list of key medical device sustainability terms that all device manufacturers should be aware of. Ranging from key tools for measuring the carbon footprint of your device development to supply chain and distribution, and notes on wider sustainability targets and goal setting for your organisation, we hope they will provide a useful overview of what you need to know about sustainability.