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Hologic Costa Rica Receives Prestigious Sustainability Award

Hologic Costa Rica Receives Prestigious Sustainability Award

  • Manufacturing Leadership Council spotlights team’s strategic success in reducing waste, the latest recognition for Hologic Costa Rica’s increasingly eco-friendly operations.
San Jose, Costa Rica. April 28, 2022.Hologic Costa Rica, a medical technology innovator primarily focused on improving women’s health, announced today that it has received a 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Award for outstanding achievement in waste reduction.

The prestigious honor, given in the category of “Sustainability and the Circular Economy,” comes from the Manufacturing Leadership Council. It recognizes the first phase of Hologic Costa Rica’s robust strategies for minimizing waste at the team’s El Coyol campus.

Those strategies include improving manufacturing procedures to increase waste diversion; providing more recycling bins; creating a dedicated waste-segregation area; installing prominent signage about recycling; and strengthening the team’s “green” culture to further emphasize that waste reduction benefits both the environment and Hologic’s financial health. Employee engagement has been central to every aspect of this campaign.

Hologic Costa Rica aims to reach “zero waste” status within several more years. The Zero Waste International Alliance defines this designation as “The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse and recovery of products, packaging and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water or air that threaten the environment or human health.”

“We are very excited to receive this recognition and I am also very proud of the entire team as sustainability is one of the fundamental pillars of the company's overall ethos. We believe that an engaged and talented workforce will deliver the best possible results,” said Nilo Caravaca, Hologic’s Vice President of Operations for Costa Rica and Latin America.

The new award adds to a growing level of recognition for Hologic Costa Rica’s excellence in sustainability. Those distinctions include a Blue Flag Award from the Costa Rican government and numerous honors from the National Association of Manufacturers for reducing energy use and making a significant investment in solar-power generation. Last year, the association named Hologic Costa Rica as “Leading Manufacturer of the Year” for small to midsized companies.

Jorge Sequeira, the Managing Director of CINDE, expressed his congratulations Hologic and said “Costa Rica has proven to deliver on sustainable productivity for corporations, reflected in its commitment for people, planet and prosperity. Costa Rican talent has driven output per employee in the medtech sector has grown 36% from $76K in 1999 to $103K in 2020, while on the planet component our country has a 99.8% renewable electricity matrix and a prosperous ecosystem of OEMs as well as suppliers which boosted export to reach $5.23 Billion in 2021. Hologic´s recognition is a commendable example of driving growth in a much more sustainable way and Costa Rica is there at its side along this journey”

At the companywide level, Hologic also has increasingly gained attention for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. In 2021, the company’s sustainability accomplishments were a key reason it received recognition from Dow Jones, Investors Business Daily, Newsweek and the Drucker Institute.

“Our team members around the world, including those in Costa Rica, live out Hologic’s purpose of enabling healthier lives everywhere, every day. Their purpose-driven work sustains Hologic, the communities where we operate and the hundreds of millions of people who benefit from our innovations each year,” said Pat Brady, Hologic’s Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Quality and Regulatory.

About Hologic
Hologic, Inc. is a global medical technology innovator primarily focused on improving women’s health and wellbeing through early detection and treatment. Its advancements include creation of the world’s first commercial 3D mammography system to fight breast cancer; leadership in testing for cervical cancer, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory illnesses, and the virus that causes COVID-19; and minimally invasive surgical technologies for uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding. The company also champions women through the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, which provides a science-backed data roadmap for improving women’s well-being, and Project Health Equality, which elevates awareness, research insights and access to quality care for underserved women.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council
The council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, helps companies transition to the digital model of manufacturing by focusing on the technological, organizational and leadership dimensions of change. With more than 3,300 senior-level members from many of the world’s leading manufacturing companies, the Manufacturing Leadership Council concentrates on the intersection of advanced digital technologies, growth and improvement opportunities in operations, and changes to leadership and organizational structures. For more information, visit