In sectors as diverse as electronics, automotive, cosmetics, retail, home cleaning products, healthcare, packaging, building products, apparel, footwear and furniture, major global companies are looking to eliminate chemicals of concern from their supply chains, and in the process, many are finding additional business benefits.
World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Chemical Sector Scoping Study, 2007
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is a faith-based, mission-driven organization of nearly 60,000 physicians, employees and volunteers who daily deliver quality, compassionate care to communities across Arizona, California and Nevada. Its mission is to advocate for change, both within the healthcare industry and globally, that improves the quality of life. Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) manages to combine business success with a commitment to sustainability.
Catholic Healthcare West:
8th largest hospital provider in the nation
Largest hospital system in California
Serving 22 million members
$9 billion in an annual revenues
41 hospitals, 45 clinics, 9 trauma centers
1 million annual emergency room visits
Delivering 66,000 babies each year
Howard Williams, VP, Construction Specialties Inc.
Construction Specialties, Inc. has created a niche for itself by developing and manufacturing environmentally responsible building products. This $300-million-a-year business helps builders avoid PVC, PBTs, and other chemicals known to harm human health and the environment. The demand for environmentally responsible and relevant building products is growing rapidly.
Construction Specialties develops and manufactures architectural building products for non-residential construction.
Privately owned U.S. company
Headquarters — Lebanon, NJ
Manufacturing at 30 locations in 19 countries
Worldwide revenues of $300 million
13 Cradle to Cradle certified products
Eliminating PVC and PBTs from all products, starting with Acrovyn Wall Protection products for North America