Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction

As our production and manufacturing increase to meet customer demand, we make it a priority to mitigate our environmental impact by identifying and implementing measures to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from our facilities, transportation and other aspects of our operations. Beyond our U.S. manufacturing facilities in Southern California, we have expanded our capabilities to our European headquarters in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. This allows us to ship our products directly to European customers while reducing our carbon footprint.

Our Carbon Footprint 2020*

*The GHG emissions calculation for team member commuting is based on the Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR) survey taken by Southern California team members in February 2020. Actual GHG emissions are likely much lower than shown due to many team members telecommuting beginning in March 2020.
**The carbon footprint chart includes emissions from U.S. and European locations.

GHG Emissions Comparison

In 2020, Applied Medical's GHG emissions increased by only 4% compared to 2019, due to significantly lower emissions (38% decrease) associated with product transportation.

Manufacturing In-House to Cut Freight-Related Emissions

Applied Medical designs, develops and manufactures our products in-house, without outsourcing, as part of our vertically integrated business model. By directly controlling and localizing our processes, we avoid freight-related emissions typically associated with outsourced manufacturing.

Encouraging Sustainability with EV Charging Stations

Applied Medical has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at our campuses in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and Amersfoort, the Netherlands, providing team members with the opportunity to charge their personal vehicles at work and promoting sustainability among commuters.

Boosting Efficiency Through Thermal Heating

Our Amersfoort facility utilizes a thermal heating system to heat and cool our building, reducing GHG emissions by 91% in the summer compared to traditional temperature control systems.