sustainability

Sustainability

Bringing sustainability to the way we do business

We have a clear focus on people and culture, environment and climate, society and local community, as well as business ethics and governance for a brighter future.

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A company of firsts

Founded on care

Amplivox was founded in 1935 by Sir Edwin Stevens, in the pursuit of supporting the hearing deficiency of a close family member. Since then, the company has expanded its focus to creating a healthier future for everyone, by providing high quality medical solutions to occupational health professionals, ENT experts, hearing specialists and audiologists worldwide.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

As part of a leading hearing healthcare group, Amplivox is fully committed to contributing positively towards the WHO Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with a clear focus on people and culture, environment and climate, society and local community, as well as business ethics and governance.

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Sustainable activities

Today, our caring perspective goes beyond supporting hearing and occupational health professionals with medical solutions. We care for our surroundings, the environment and the local communities in which we are based. Our sustainable activities are centred around:

  • Environment and climate
  • Society and local community
  • People and culture
  • Business ethics and governance
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Environment and climate

We have a clear ambition to reduce our environmental footprint by constantly seeking ways to reduce our CO2 emissions and better utilise waste and hard-to-decompose substances.

Environmentally certified production

Our production facilities of audiometric solutions are certified according to ISO 14001 standard. With this environmental management system, we have defined ambitious goals and procedures for reducing our impact on the environment.

Recycling & materials

  • Purchased goods

    What we buy and how it is delivered matters to us. We work continuously with suppliers and shipping companies to help reduce their environmental footprint.

  • Materials

    We choose materials that follow environmental standards, guaranteeing that no harmful substances are used in our equipment.

  • Packaging

    We strive to use less packaging material and consume less energy. When shipping your new equipment, we ship it in its own custom designed carry bag and cardboard box that we also recommend to be used for any future shipping of the unit - saving on packing material.

  • Recycling

    As producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) we are proud to comply with the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations. We support our customers by acquiring their old equipment and ensuring that it is recycled. We also encourage equipment trade-ins as part of a holistic approach to tackling landfill waste.

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Society & local community

Amplivox supports many charities and causes to support in the provision of hearing healthcare around the world.

For instance, we have donated equipment to audiologists at Healing the Children (a non-governmental, humanitarian charity) to be used within Ethiopia to enable audiologists to do their job more easily and effectively in these environments.

Our unique majority ownership by a charitable foundation also means a percentage of profit is directed to funding research for better hearing technology solutions.

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People & culture

Employee engagement, inclusion & wellbeing

Our employees are our biggest asset. Their well-being and engagement is a top priority in our daily work. We work with relevant employee engagement, inclusion and development programmes so that we continue developing our culture to support our team development.