Sustainable Development

Our Approach

Jones Healthcare recognizes and embraces our responsibilities to the sustainability of our environment and society. We are committed to continuous improvement while creating value for all our stakeholders.

We focus on three key areas for sustainable development: environment, social responsibility, and business model innovation.

Download our latest Corporate Sustainability Report, which shows how we are making progress against our focus areas, based on our Corporate Sustainability Policy.

Where We’re Going

Jones Healthcare Group is committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030.

Our focus areas are based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations to transform our world.

By evaluating the key sustainability issues affecting our team members, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders, we identified the 11 SDGs where we can make the most impact, setting these as priorities across our global business.

 

Our Focus Areas

We participate in supplier sustainability assessments through EcoVadis and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Our annual disclosure through these market-leading supply chain assessment programs allows our clients to assess our performance and risk, based on comparable international sustainability standards.

We review, measure and report progress on the following within our focus areas:

Environment

  • Climate – climate risk, greenhouse gas emissions and energy management
  • Water – water risk and management
  • Waste – waste management, recycling and recovery
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Social Responsibility

  • Diversity – inclusion, equality and awareness
  • Health & Safety – customer, colleague and consumer well-being
  • Labour Practices – training, development and working conditions
  • Business Ethics
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Business Model & Innovation

  • Product Lifecycle – packaging circularity and packaging footprint
  • Supply Chain – supply chain resilience, optimization and sustainable procurement
  • Broader Impacts – value chain, capital assets, infrastructure and corporate giving
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Sustainability Certifications & Partnerships

Sustainable Medicines Partnership

Jones Healthcare is a Founding Collaborator of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership (SMP) led by YewMaker. The SMP is a not-for-profit, private-public, multi-stakeholder collaboration. Through executing priority actions, SMP aims to stop the avoidable waste of medicines and medicines packaging, reducing healthcare emissions and increasing health equity globally.

EcoVadis Silver-Medal Ranking

We received a silver-medal ranking from EcoVadis in 2021, putting us in the top 20% best companies rated in the areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement in 2021. The EcoVadis platform has rated over 75,000 companies worldwide in 160 countries.

Women Owned

Women Owned is an initiative from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and WEConnect International to create a movement of support for Women Owned businesses.

Forest Stewardship Council™

We are certified to print FSC® logos for sustainable forest management on our paperboard products for our customers. This logo helps consumers choose sustainably and responsibly sourced products.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

We are certified to print SFI logos for sustainable forest management on our paperboard products for our customers. This logo helps consumers choose sustainably and responsibly sourced products.

Carbon Disclosure Project

Jones Healthcare Group participates in the Climate Change and Water Security focus areas within CDP's global environmental disclosure system.

ISO 14001

While the first Canadian carton converter to certify to ISO 14001, we now exercise the “self-declaration” option outlined by the environmental management system. Designed to manage an organization's impact on the external environment, all elements of ISO 14001 are built into our standard operating procedures.

OHSAS 18001

Designed to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees and customers, we exercise the “self-declaration” option for this system. All elements of OHSAS 18001 are built into our standard operating procedures.

What’s New

Sustainable development at Jones Healthcare – presenting our renewed sustainability focus and approach.

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