December 21, 2021

Stericycle Wins a 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Award for Our Suite of Safe Community Solutions

Stericycle’s suite of Safe Community Solutions has been recognized as a 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards winner in the Environmental Initiatives category. 

The SEAL Awards recognize and honor programs and initiatives that move the needle on environmental progress and demonstrate leadership and commitment to a sustainable future. Applications are evaluated based on impact metrics, innovation and uniqueness of the initiative, sharing of insights and best practices, and investment of organizational leadership capital. 

Our Safe Community Solutions help our customers protect the communities they serve with disposal solutions for household-generated medications and sharps waste. They include: 

  • SafeDropTM sharps mail back containers: collection containers for home sharps and needles, with a pre-paid USPS return box for safe disposal.
  • MedDropTM medication collection kiosks: metal collection receptacles for consumer medications that can be placed in pharmacies, hospitals, or law enforcement agencies and then sent to Stericycle for proper destruction.
  • Seal&SendTM medication envelopes: individual pre-paid envelopes for consumer medications that can be mailed to Stericycle for proper destruction.

“We are honored to be recognized as a 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards winner for our Safe Community Solutions,” said Cindy J. Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer at Stericycle. “This award is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and dedication to providing meaningful solutions to protect the health and well-being of communities and the environment in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.” 

The products in our suite of Safe Community Solutions protect the environment by treating consumer sharps and medications prior to disposal, reducing the risk of infection and the amount of harmful chemicals entering waterways. In addition to their environmental impact, MedDrop and Seal&Send also help protect public health by preventing diversion of prescription unused or expired medications—a contributing cause to the opioid epidemic. Similarly, by providing households with a safe alternative to throwing used needles in the trash, SafeDrop protects sanitation workers from needlestick injuries, and reduces the risk of infection.

This marks Stericycle’s sixth recognition in 2021 and the second time its consumer takeback solutions have been awarded for their environmental impact this year. Earlier this year, Stericycle’s MedDrop solution was named a 2021 Sustainability Product of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). Stericycle was also named a 2021 Watch List Company by Training Industry for its OSHA and HIPAA training and compliance solutions portfolio, Steri-Safe®. In addition, Stericycle was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award in the 19th Annual American Business Awards® having been recognized as a 2021 Company of the Year in the Health Products and Services category for its suite of products and services which protect the health and well-being of people, workplaces, and communities.

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