Aiming to make a sustainable difference and create better health for all

Evercare Medical is a part of Asker Healthcare Group, which builds and acquires leading companies that make a positive difference in the European healthcare ecosystem by providing safe and high-quality medical supplies, devices and equipment. All companies in the group have a holistic and inclusive approach to sustainability, taking responsibility for a fair and more sustainable value chain.

Evercare medical aims to offer a best-in-class portfolio in terms of quality and sustainability. With over 2,800 products in 33 different product groups, our mission is to support the healthcare sector in improving patient outcomes and reducing the total cost of care. Simultaneously, we work with our suppliers to ensure more sustainable practices throughout the value chain.

Our suppliers and manufacturers are carefully selected to ensure they share our view and meet our high requirements in terms of quality, the environment and social responsibility. All products undergo a comprehensive quality control process with extensive quality reviews, including regular inspections of production facilities and randomized audits.

Embra – caring for the future

With our new brand Embra, we are fully committed to embracing both environmental and social sustainability by offering products with a significant impact on sustainability and extensive quality requirements. Lower CO2 emissions, using less raw material, or ensuring that a certain percentage of materials used are bio-based, renewable or reusable, allows Embra to leave a lesser environmental footprint.

Life-cycle analysis improves our product development

The extraction of environmental materials happens in every step of a product's life cycle: production, distribution, storage, usage, and what happens to the product when it is no longer used. All of this can impact the environment in many ways. By applying Life-cycle Analysis, we evaluate the environmental impacts of our Embra products from the very first to the very last, or the cradle to the grave.

Life cycle analysis enables us to:

  • manage CO2 emissions in the value chain, lowering environmental impact
  • grow consumer awareness and learn how sustainable a product is
  • understand which suppliers have the most sustainable products and methods
  • explore how our product design choices affect the sustainability of the products
  • improve our product development, marketing, strategic planning and even policymaking.

The Embra Proceed glove

Our first product within the Embra brand – the Embra Proceed glove, is produced with an innovative raw material that helps reduce the glove's curing temperature. This helps decrease the overall energy usage in the production phase. Compared to a blue regular Nitrile Glove, Proceed requires 55 % less energy when produced, reducing the CO2 emissions by 27% per glove. The life-cycle analysis of the Proceed glove is reviewed by the Climate Neutral Group.

Read more on how we work with sustainability on a group level - Asker healthcare group's sustainability report 2021

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