The vast majority of a typical OEM's carbon footprint comes directly from insourced materials, products and services, and this is particularly challenging because of the degree of separation between an OEM and the points of origin of these insourced products. Thus, the best place to start reducing your carbon footprint is to take a hard look at your supply chain, and partner with suppliers like DSM. At DSM:
- We are the only supplier of advanced material solutions that can offer low carbon sustainable solutions, specifically for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry.
- Our sustainable materials are designed in a way that there are no compromises on patient safety and product performance.
- We can help you reduce time spent on regulatory filings and qualifications.
KPMG's recent report The Decarbonization Journey-Five Pillars to Achieving Net Zero identifies "Accelerating Climate-focused Partnerships" as one of the five pillars to building an effective sustainability strategy. By looking outward towards partners like DSM, you can accelerate broader progress toward larger societal goals, including reducing your carbon footprint.
By switching one of the materials currently used in one of your product lines to a DSM sustainable medical grade material, you can reduce the carbon footprint of that product line up to 70% without sacrificing patient safety or performance. This is low hanging fruit that allows you to focus on your internal emissions without worrying about those of your suppliers.
Also, utilizing DSM sustainable materials allows you to quickly reduce your carbon footprint, providing you with regulatory agility needed to quickly adapt to the evolving government regulations we face. Since our sustainable materials come with Life Cycle Analyses, carbon footprint declarations, and other relevant documentation, you will no longer need to worry about the risk of ever-changing regulations. Instead, you can focus resources on innovation and gaining approvals for new devices.