The Cooper Companies Announces Support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies, which includes CooperVision and CooperSurgical, has announced its alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global framework and action plan intended to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity and peace for all by 2030. Cooper has also outlined the key areas where the company is currently concentrating its efforts and delivering positive outcomes. These areas are: Goal 3—Good Health and Well-Being: The company is dedicated to providing products and services that improve health and well-being around the world by improving the way people see, delivering solutions that better the lives of women and babies, providing innovative medical products, and more.

Goal 12—Responsible Consumption and Production: The company is working to lower its environmental impact by taking a number of steps which include “powering sites with renewable electricity, implementing production improvements to conserve water and energy, recycling materials needed to make and distribute its products, and certifying facilities to internationally recognized sustainability standards,” according to an announcement from Cooper.

Goal 17—Partnerships for the Goals: Cooper delivers health care solutions through global partnerships. The company stated, “As a global company, partnership is integral to how Cooper effectively delivers health care solutions—from being a trusted partner dedicated to the success of our customers, to R&D partnerships, to the company’s work with academia and nonprofits.”

Albert White, president and CEO of the Cooper Companies, said, “The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on us to collectively take action to achieve the SDGs. Cooper is absolutely committed to the cause. Our support for the SDGs represents our long-term view of what it means to be a global medical device company in the world today. Through our efforts to contribute to achievement of the SDGs, Cooper is helping to address the needs of the planet and of people around the world.”

For more information on Cooper’s corporate responsibility efforts, click here.