Biodiversity & Sustainability
At Cooper, we appreciate the importance of biodiversity. A great example comes from Costa Rica, where both CooperVision (CVI) and CooperSurgical (CSI) have large and growing operations. In 2017, CVI adopted nearly five acres of The Osa Peninsula, noted by National Geographic magazine as "the most biologically intense place on earth", and home to 2.5% of the entire biodiversity of the planet. The investment will support local research and help preserve and protect the Osa Peninsula's natural biodiversity.
Over the years, CooperVision Puerto Rico, has received numerous recognitions and awards such as receiving Kimberly-Clark Professional's Greenovation Award for two consecutive years for recycling eligible personal protective equipment (PPE). The facility diverted 1,601 pounds of traditionally difficult-to-recycle nitrile gloves from landfills.
The facility also won the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) Pre-Treatment Excellence Compliance Award for five consecutive years for water stewardship efforts, and the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) President's Awards, Recycling Platinum Awards, Environmental Sustainability Silver Award and the Meritorious Award.