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Dentsply Sirona partners with FDI World Dental Federation on Sustainability


  Posted by: The Probe      4th May 2021

Sustainability in dentistry is a complex topic that involves many stakeholders and will require action and collaboration across the dental industry. Together with GSK Consumer Healthcare, Colgate and TePe Dentsply Sirona will partner with FDI to develop and publish a Code of Good Practice for Sustainability in Dentistry.

 As a global industry leader, Dentsply Sirona recognises its responsibility to the environment and is focused on ways to become a more sustainable business through investment and innovation. In this spirit, Dentsply Sirona is pleased to announce its participation as a Founding Partner in the FDI World Dental Federation’s “Sustainability in Dentistry” initiative. 

FDI’s Sustainability in Dentistry project was established to motivate and inspire commitment to reduce the collective CO2 footprint of dentistry, targeting practitioners, patients, and the supply chain itself. The project aims to produce a suite of tools and resources for dental practices and patients to be more environmentally sustainable. Through multi-stakeholder collaboration, the project will develop a Consensus Statement outlining the environmental impacts of dentistry. This will form the basis of the Consensus Summit and resulting Code of Good Practice, which will provide guidelines and objectives for achieving a sustainable procurement and supply procedure. Companies across the supply chain will be encouraged to sign the document and commit to a more sustainable future.

This partnership represents an important piece of Dentsply Sirona’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. “At Dentsply Sirona, we are incredibly proud to be a founding member of the new cross-sector Sustainability in Dentistry partnership with the FDI. Our mission as a company is to improve oral health worldwide and sustainability is core to our strategy. We are committed to helping create a more sustainable world for future generations and look forward to the progress we will be able to achieve through this landmark initiative,” said CEO, Don Casey from Dentsply Sirona.

“I am delighted to witness FDI’s Sustainability in Dentistry project evolve into this high caliber, multi-partner initiative to achieve our sustainability goals for the dental profession,” said FDI President Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger. “The project’s humble beginnings as a way to encourage oral health professionals and dental practices to ‘think green’ is now moving into a phase of collaboration, action and real results.”

Find out more about Dentsply Sirona’s overarching sustainability goals and strategy here:

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