Our Commitment to Sustainability

Since our founding in 1989, Stericycle has been committed to driving innovations that protect
the environment, people and public health.

 At Stericycle, we deliver solutions and drive innovations that protect the environment, people and public health.  Learn more by watching our Every Day is Earth Day at Stericycle video or reading our 2017 Sustainability Update: We Protect What Matters.

Stericycle's Mission of Sustainability

Protecting what matters involves a journey to excellence in everything we do. We are committed to:

  • Providing a broad portfolio of solutions to protect the environment and human health.

  • Developing innovations that minimize environmental impact for generations to come.

  • Managing our internal operations in ways that conserve resources, leave the smallest footprint, and are socially responsible.

  • Driving internal improvement initiatives to benefit our people and global communities.

Stericycle's Portfolio of Sustainable Solutions

We are proud to support over one million customers around the world with their sustainability efforts through our broad portfolio of sustainability services, including:

Stericycle Global Sustainability Highlights

In 2016, we managed more than 4.4 billion pounds of regulated wastes and materials for recycling. In the delivery of our solutions to customers, Stericycle:

  • Responsibly disposed of 1.7 billion pounds of medical waste, protecting the public from potentially infectious material.

  • Responsibly managed 1 billion pounds of hazardous waste, keeping our customers compliant and the environment safe.

  • Safely disposed of more than 70 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste, ensuring they do not end up in waterways.

  • Supported approximately 800 recalls, removing more than 2 million potentially harmful or defective products from circulation.

  • Shredded and recycled 1.5 billion pounds of paper—safeguarding both confidential information and the environment.

We recognize that sustainability is a continuous pursuit. No matter how much we achieve, there is always more that can be done tomorrow. Our challenge and our responsibility every day is to make a difference by protecting what matters.

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