Sustainability report

Chemical & materials stewardship

Edwards Lifesciences’ work to manage our chemical and materials stewardship serves our aspiration of Excelling as a Trusted Partner Through Distinguished Quality and Integrity. Edwards’ internal teams work together to keep abreast of new and emerging regulations that impact not only our patients but also the environment.

Definition

Reducing environmental and human health impacts from Edwards’ use of harmful materials and chemicals in products or operations.

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Excelling as a trusted partner through distinguished quality and integrity

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Improved packaging solution reduces footprint/volume by 30 percent

Our Packaging Engineering team led the way to redesign and validate an improved packaging solution for Edwards’ Crimper product, which is part of our transcatheter aortic valve kit. By selectively replacing certain materials with manufacturing-friendly and cost-effective alternatives, we were also able to optimize the packaging solution. The new packaging reduced the volume and the weight per unit. The weight reduction also improved efficiency in the sterilization process and in distribution logistics.