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Responsible for Tomorrow- The Journey to Sustainability within Healthcare


We are Össur, a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, and we are on a journey to reduce our environment impact. There is no denying there is a paradox within the healthcare sector, where the wasteful nature of current single-use medical devices that are helping heal patients today need to be evaluated through an environmental lens for future generations.


When we pause to consider this, we realize that the industries’ role can no longer be to focus solely on innovating the products and services used today, but also our role in reducing our impact and creating a more sustainable future.

Our healthcare industry is responsible for over 4% of all global greenhouse gas emissions and close to 10% of the national carbon emissions – we know there is massive room for improvement!

Though Össur has begun taking significant steps, we are continuously exploring new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and to partner with others who share our vision.

Whether you’re just beginning your path towards sustainability or are well on your way, it’s time to take action now. Here’s a 5-step guide to kickstart your journey: CLICK HERE

We certainly don’t claim to have all the answers, but we believe in the power of collective action. Together, we can empower and educate one another on the crucial actions we can undertake to minimize the carbon footprint within our sector. 

We’ve started documenting our collaborations and extend an invitation for you to be part of the ‘Responsible for Tomorrow’ journey. Sign up to collaborate here