Sustainability at Kinetik Wellbeing
A healthy planet supports healthy people. That’s why at Kinetik Wellbeing we take our responsibility to look after the planet very seriously.
We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint by cutting all use of unnecessary plastics and making products which are designed to last, while working towards our overall aim of empowering people to manage their health at home.
The four key areas we are committed to improving sustainability in across our business are:
- FSC certified packaging
- Plastic free
- Durable products
FSC certified packaging
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global, non-profit organisation that promotes and audits the responsible management of the world’s forests to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards. The FSC issues certificates to confirm that a forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the local people and workers while ensuring it sustains economic viability.
At Kinetik Wellbeing, we exclusively use packaging which comes from these certified forests. We hold a license which allows us to tell the world that this is where our packaging materials are from, by using the FSC certified trademark, supporting not only the health of our patrons, but the health and lifestyle of others across the globe.
We are committed to recycling all electronic components used within our products, in line with the regulatory requirements of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive.
We would encourage anyone who has used a home-use medical device which has come to the end of its life to return it to us to that it can be recycled. Our commitment to this goal extends to all home-use medical devices, even if they were not manufactured by us.
We all know that plastic is a huge threat to the environment, spreading toxins and putting wildlife at risk. This is why we have been working towards reducing the amount of plastic used within our products. We have done this by:
- Removing unnecessary plastic bags (polybags) from our products, retail cartons and accessories
- Replacing plastic product trays with ones made out of cardboard
- Removing plastic windows from our retail packaging and only selling products in fully corrugated, cardboard packaging.
All of our products must, of course, be accurate to ensure the safety of our patients, but we are also keen that they are built to last and can be used for a long time. Typically, the lifespan of a medical device is officially stated as between two and five years, but they are often safe to use far beyond this period. The only way to be certain of this is by testing the product and reporting on the findings.
To ensure products are not discarded before the end of their useful life, we provide accuracy testing and reports for thermometers and blood pressure monitors. This provides customers with accurate information about whether their product is still safe to use at the end of its recommended lifespan.
Furthermore, as our priority is sustainability, we provide this service regardless of the brand for all thermometers and blood pressure monitors. We hope this will provide customers with the confidence to use their products for longer while reducing wastage.