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Ten Organizations Join EPP Business Leadership Coalition

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Support efforts of Practice Greenhealth Greening the Supply Chain™ Initiative

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Practice Greenhealth has announced that ten business organizations have become the charter members of the EPP Business Leadership Coalition, an integral part of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Supply Chain™ Initiative – a broad coalition uniting suppliers, group purchasing organizations, health care systems and hospitals seeking to expand on available resources and meet the growing demand for more environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) practices, products and services. These organizations include:

BD
Covidien
Eastman Chemical Company
Johnson & Johnson
Lac-Mac Limited
MantraMeds
Medline Industries, Inc.
SRI Surgical
Stericycle, Inc.
Stryker Sustainability Solutions

Practice Greenhealth created the EPP Business Leadership Coalition to provide a collaborative environment in which businesses develop a more proactive and interactive process in which businesses are involved at varying levels in the process with EPP specifications and requirements. This includes supporting efforts of suppliers to obtain information from their own supply chain to better understand the components of their products, to know what is important to ask about products, and support the need for greater accountability from their suppliers for more sustainable and less toxic products. This will be accomplished through a number of strategies including a series of EPP Business Leadership Coalition-led symposiums.

“Demand for more environmentally preferable products is growing in the healthcare market,” said.” said Bob Jarboe Practice Greenhealth’s Vice President, Business Development. “We are pleased to work with each of these forward-thinking organizations and welcome their efforts on behalf of the EPP Business Leadership Coalition’s work to create a comprehensive approach to greening the supply chain.”

Practice Greenhealth invites all businesses providing products and services to the health care sector to join the EPP Business Leadership Coalition, one of the largest and most meaningful activities ever initiated by the organization. To join the EPP Business Leadership Coalition, contact: Bob Jarboe, Executive Vice President, Business Development: 502-727-8658; bjarboe@practicegreenhealth.org

About Practice Greenhealth:

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in healthcare that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. To learn more about the Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Supply Chain™ initiative and the EPP Business Leadership Coalition, visit: www.practicegreenhealth.org/gsc.

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