Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS)

Responsibility for Sustainability:
Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS)

Siemens Healthineers is dedicated to ensuring seamless market access for its in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) products worldwide. We do so by implementing processes and global programs that maintain compliance and share best practices across all locations. Our aim is to continuously enhance the environmental performance of our products, and we encourage feedback and collaboration to achieve this goal.

Our key initiatives are designed to meet the challenges our customers face within their laboratory every day. 

  1. Our solutions enable you to meet local regulatory requirements and treat wastewater from diagnostic analyzers. Siemens Healthineers continues to invest in a global wastewater treatment project.

  2. All Laboratory Diagnostics manufacturing and distribution locations are compliant with ISO450016 and ISO140017 international standards for Health & Safety and Environmental Protection.

  3. This initiative focuses on ensuring that substances of concern are not present above permitted threshold limits in all our products or phasing them out where they are identified.

  4. Compliance with all environmental and safety requirements is an integral part of our product-development process.

  5. We keep abreast of regulatory developments across the world and work proactively to anticipate and address future regulatory requirements.

  6. We continuously seek to protect the environment by reducing and reusing packaging and employing recyclable materials while also safeguarding our products against damage during shipment.

  7. Assist you in identifying substances in wastewater effluent, supporting your compliance needs at locations worldwide.

  8. Support you in improving your lab’s environmental footprint without compromising workflow, quality, or safety. We focus on minimizing waste and the use of potential hazardous substances, improving water quality, and reducing the use of resources while improving efficiency and meeting environmental requirements.

  9. Siemens Healthineers was among the founders of the BOMcheck1 tool, a platform to exchange information on critical substances along global supply chains. It is now the most widely used business-to-business system for reporting chemical data to the ECHA2 SCIP3 database.

Our Siemens Healthineers corporate policies and guidelines drive a strong culture and commitment for ensuring the safety of people and protecting the environment. We maintain these high standards for legal compliance and continuous improvement through collaboration and communication with all stakeholders.

Our aim is to continuously enhance the environmental performance of our products, and to encourage feedback and collaboration to achieve this goal.

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Get more detailed information on our Environment, Health, and Safety mission.

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Our Sustainability Report 2021 covers our goals and plans, as well as baselines and facts.

Siemens Healthineers teams are dedicated to EHS. For more information, please contact your local Siemens Healthineers representative.